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worth (adj.)

古英语 weorþ "重要的,有价值的,有价值的;有价值的,被欣赏的,被高度重视的,值得的,值得的;可敬的,高贵的,高等级的;适合的,适当的,适合的,有能力的",来自于原日耳曼语 *wertha- "向着的,相反的",因此是"等同的,值得的"(也是古弗里斯兰语 werth ,古诺尔斯语 verðr ,荷兰语 waard ,古高德语 werd ,德语 wert ,哥特语 wairþs "值得的,值得的"的来源),其来源不确定。也许是PIE *wert- "转,风"的衍生物,来自根 *wer- (2)"转,弯曲"。旧教会斯拉夫语 vredu ,立陶宛语 vertas "值得"被认为是日耳曼语的借词。从13世纪起作"相当于,价值的,有价值的;具有与之相等的重要性;与之相等的力量"。

worth (v.)

"to come to be",现在主要是,如果不是唯一的话,在古表达 woe worth the day ,古英语 weorðan "to become,be,befall"的现在分词,来自于原日耳曼语 *werthan "to become"(来源也是古撒克逊语、古荷兰语 werthan ,古诺尔斯语 verða ,古弗里斯兰语 wertha ,古高德语 werdan ,德语 werden ,哥特语 wairþan "to become"),字面意思是"变成",来自于PIE根 *wer- (2)"转弯,弯曲"。

worth (n.)

古英语 weorþ "价值,价格,付出的代价;价值,值得,功绩;等值金额,货币价值,"来自 worth (adj.)。来自13世纪为"卓越,高贵"。

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Definitions of worth from WordNet
1
worth (n.)
an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value;
10 dollars worth of gasoline
worth (n.)
the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful;
2
worth (adj.)
having a specified value;
an appraisal determined the antique carved chair was worth $900
worth her weight in gold
not worth his salt
worth (adj.)
(often used ironically) worthy of being treated in a particular way;
an idea worth considering
Synonyms: deserving
3
Worth (n.)
French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle (1825-1895);
Synonyms: Charles Frederick Worth
From wordnet.princeton.edu