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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 weorð an “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 verð a, 古弗里斯兰语 wertha, 古高德语 werdan, 德语 werden, 哥特语 wairþ an “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
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
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