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testimony (n.)

15世纪, “证明或展示某种事实, 证据, 证据片;” 15世纪早期, “法律上的证词, 证人的宣誓陈述”, 来自古北法语 testimonie (古法语 testimoine 11世纪), 来自拉丁语 testimonium “证据, 证明, 证人, 证明”, 来自 testis “证人, 证明的人” (见 testament) + -monium, 后缀表示行动, 状态, 条件. 尽管现代人普遍认为, 这个词的意义不太可能与 testicles (见 testis) 有任何关系.

英语中最早被证明的意义是“十诫” (14世纪末), 来自武加大使用的晚期拉丁文 testimonium, 以及希腊文 to martyrion (七十士译本), 希伯来文 'eduth “证明, 证词” (十诫的) 翻译, 来自 'ed “证人”.

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Definitions of testimony from WordNet

testimony (n.)
a solemn statement made under oath;
testimony (n.)
an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact;
according to his own testimony he can't do it
testimony (n.)
something that serves as evidence;
his effort was testimony to his devotion
Synonyms: testimonial
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