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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