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wonder (n.)

古英语 wundor "奇妙的事物、奇迹、惊奇的对象",来自于原日耳曼语 *wundran (也是古撒克逊语 wundar 、中荷兰语、荷兰语 wonder 、古高德语 wuntar 、德语 wunder 、古北欧语 undr ),来源不明。在中古英语中,它也是指与这种景象有关的情感(13世纪末)。要 no wonder ,是古英语中的意思。原 wonder drug (1939年)为磺胺。

wonder (v.)

古英语 wundrian "惊为天人",也有"佩服;使之精彩,放大"之意,来源于 wonder (n.)。与荷兰语 wonderen ,古高德语 wuntaron ,德语 wundern 同源。语义"entertain some doubt or curiosity"为13世纪晚期相关: Wondered ; wondering

反射性使用( It wonders me that "我不知道为什么......")在中世纪英语中很常见,晚至丁道尔(1533),据说在约克郡/林肯郡尚存。在宾夕法尼亚州的德国地区,它是来自德语 das wundert mich 的习惯用语。

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Definitions of wonder from WordNet
1
wonder (v.)
have a wish or desire to know something;
He wondered who had built this beautiful church
Synonyms: inquire / enquire
wonder (v.)
place in doubt or express doubtful speculation;
I wonder whether this was the right thing to do
she wondered whether it would snow tonight
Synonyms: question
wonder (v.)
be amazed at;
Synonyms: marvel
2
wonder (n.)
the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising;
Synonyms: wonderment / admiration
wonder (n.)
something that causes feelings of wonder;
the wonders of modern science
Synonyms: marvel
wonder (n.)
a state in which you want to learn more about something;
Synonyms: curiosity
From wordnet.princeton.edu