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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
From wordnet.princeton.edu