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meek (adj.)

12世纪末, mēk ,"脾气温和或温和;在伤害或恼怒下忍耐;谦逊,不卑不亢;"女人的"谦逊",来自斯堪的纳维亚语源,如古北欧语 mjukr "柔软、柔顺、温和",来自原日耳曼语 *meukaz (也是哥特语 muka-modei "谦逊"、荷兰语 muik "柔软"的源头),这个词的来源不确定,也许来自PIE *meug- "滑溜、黏糊糊"。在《圣经》中,它的拉丁文 mansuetus ,译自武加大版(见 mansuetude )。"顺从、顺从、温顺"的意思来自14世纪的 。

meek (n.)

"那些温顺的人",13世纪 ,来自 meek ( adj.

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Definitions of meek from WordNet

meek (adj.)
humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness;
meek and self-effacing
Synonyms: mild / modest
meek (adj.)
very docile; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes;
Synonyms: tame
meek (adj.)
evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant; "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott;
she looked meek but had the heart of a lion
Synonyms: spiritless
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