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health (n.)

古英语 hælþ “整体性, 一个完整的, 健全的或良好的,” 来自于原日耳曼语 *hailitho, 来自于PIE *kailo- “整体的, 未受伤害的, 好的预兆” (来源也是古英语 hal “矍铄, 整体的;” 古北欧语 heill “健康的;” 古英语 halig, 古北欧语 helge “神圣的, 神圣的;” 古英语 hælan “治愈” ). 与原日耳曼语抽象名词后缀 *-itho (见 -th (2) ).

中英语中身体健康的, 也指“繁荣, 幸福, 福利; 保全, 安全”. 一个抽象的名词, 以 whole, 不以 heal. 意为“敬语” (在祝酒词等中) 祝人幸福或繁荣是1590年代的. Health food 是1848年的.

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Definitions of health from WordNet

health (n.)
a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease;
physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients
Synonyms: wellness
health (n.)
the general condition of body and mind;
in poor health
his delicate health
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