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husband (n.)

古英语 husbonda “男性户主, 房子的主人, 房主”, 可能来自古北欧语 husbondi “房子的主人”, 字面意思是“房子居住者”, 来自 hus “房子” (见 house (n. + bondi “householder, dweller, freeholder, peasant”, 来自 buandi, bua “to dwell” 的现在分词(来自PIE根 *bheue- “to be, exist, grow”, 并比较 bond (adj.) ).

俚语缩写 hubby 被证明是1680年代的. 从13世纪末开始, 它取代了古英语 wer, 成为“已婚男人(与妻子的关系)”, 成为 wife 的伴词, 是英语诗歌的悲哀损失. 古英语 wer, 最广义的“男人, 男性的人” (来自PIE根 *wi-ro- “男人” ), 保留在 werewolf.

Origin and meaning of husband

husband (v.)

“管理节俭”, 15世纪初, 出自 husband (n.), 在“管家” (15世纪中叶) 的过时意义上. 相关链接: Husbanded; husbanding.

Origin and meaning of husband

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Definitions of husband from WordNet
1
husband (v.)
use cautiously and frugally;
2
husband (n.)
a married man; a woman's partner in marriage;
Synonyms: hubby / married man
From wordnet.princeton.edu