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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
From wordnet.princeton.edu