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咪嚕庫 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 1 0 年前

字源的問題-cute

聽說cute是醜的很均勻之意,可是我們一般的認知應該不算醜吧?!

到底這個字從何處而來的?其真正的涵意又是什麼呢?

煩請大大不吝告知,謝謝。

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  • 匿名使用者
    1 0 年前
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    別聽人家亂說,至少英文裡沒有這樣的貶意。最早cute是acute的縮寫,有感覺敏稅、眼光獨到或精明的意思。這樣的解釋最早可見於1731年的字典裡。後來慢慢被用來形容漂亮、迷人的意思,而到現在的"可愛"之意。在1838年的字典裡已有cute gals的名詞,形容可愛迷人的女孩,相信應該是從美國學生間的俚語用法演變而來。Word History: Cute is a good example of how a shortened form of a word can take on a life of its own, developing a sense that dissociates it from the longer word from which it was derived. Cute was originally a shortened form of acute in the sense “keenly perceptive or discerning, shrewd.” In this sense cute is first recorded in a dictionary published in 1731. Probably cute came to be used as a term of approbation for things demonstrating acuteness, and so it went on to develop its own sense of “pretty, fetching,” first recorded with reference to “gals” in 1838.

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