grace (n.)

12世纪晚期, “上帝无偿的恩惠, 爱或帮助”, 来自古法语 grace “赦免, 神恩, 怜悯; 恩惠, 感谢; 优雅, 美德” (12世纪, 现代法语 grâce), 来自拉丁语 gratia “恩惠, 尊敬, 重视; 悦人的品质, 善意, 感激” (来源意大利语 grazia, 西班牙语 gracia; 教会使用翻译希腊语 kharisma), 来自 gratus “悦人的, 合意的”, 来自PIE *gwreto-, 后缀形式为根 *gwere- (2) “赞成”.

“美德” 的意义是14世纪早期, “形体或动作之美, 令人愉悦的品质” 的意义是14世纪中期 在古典意义上, “三姐妹女神之一(拉丁文 Gratiæ, 希腊文 Kharites), 赐予美丽和魅力”, 它最早记录在1579年斯宾塞的英文中. 在音乐中, “对旋律或和声并非必不可少的点缀”, 1650年代. 作为饭前或饭后说的短祷词的名称(13世纪初; 直到16世纪通常 graces), 它有“感恩” 之意. 作为一种荣誉称号, 16世纪.


fem. 专有名词, 字面意思是“恩惠, 恩典;” 见 grace (n.).

grace (v.)

13世纪, “感谢”, 来自古法语 graciier “感谢, 致谢; 赞美”, 来自 grace “怜悯, 恩惠, 感谢, 美德” (见 grace (n.) ). 意思是“表示恩惠” (15世纪中叶) 导致“借给或增加恩典的东西” (1580年代, 如 grace us with your presence), 这是音乐意义的根源, 在 grace 注释(1650年代). 相关链接: Graced; gracing.

updated on January 08, 2022

Definitions of grace from WordNet
grace (n.)
(Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence;
it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
the Virgin lived in a state of grace
Synonyms: saving grace / state of grace
grace (n.)
elegance and beauty of movement or expression;
a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace
Synonyms: gracility
grace (n.)
a sense of propriety and consideration for others;
a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace
Synonyms: seemliness
grace (n.)
a disposition to kindness and compassion;
the victor's grace in treating the vanquished
Synonyms: good will / goodwill
grace (n.)
a period of time past the deadline for fulfilling an obligation during which a penalty that would be imposed for being late is waived, especially an extended period granted as a special favor;
The payment had originally been due on April 1 but we had a grace period which expired in June.
Synonyms: grace period
grace (n.)
a short prayer of thanks before a meal;
their youngest son said grace
Synonyms: blessing / thanksgiving
grace (n.)
(Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God;
there but for the grace of God go I
God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners
Synonyms: grace of God / free grace
grace (v.)
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.;
grace (v.)
be beautiful to look at;
Synonyms: deck / adorn / decorate / embellish / beautify
Grace (n.)
(Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors;
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