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mentor (n.)

"明智的顾问,亲密的朋友,同时也是贤明的顾问",尤其是年轻或没有经验的人,1750年,来自希腊语 Mentor ,《奥德赛》中奥德修斯的朋友和忒勒马科斯的顾问(但实际上往往是伪装的雅典娜)。这个名字也许最终的意思是"顾问",因为在形式上它是 mentos "意图、目的、精神、激情"的代理名词,来自PIE *mon-eyo- (来源也是梵文 man-tar- "思考的人",拉丁文 mon-i-tor "谏言的人"),是根 *men- (1)"思考"的因果形式。比较 monitor (n.)。经常大写,甚至在一般意义上,到19世纪中叶 这个词的一般使用可能是通过后来流行的罗曼史,在罗曼史中,导师扮演的角色比荷马中的角色更大。相关链接: Mentorship .

mentor (v.)

"为人师表",1888年,来自 mentor (n.)。相关链接: Mentored ; mentoring

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Definitions of mentor from WordNet
1
mentor (v.)
serve as a teacher or trusted counselor;
The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school
She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring
2
mentor (n.)
a wise and trusted guide and advisor;
Synonyms: wise man
From wordnet.princeton.edu