- damage[damage 词源字典]
- damage:  Damage comes from Latin damnum ‘loss, damage’ (source of English damn). It passed into Old French as dam, from which was formed the derivative damage. English borrowed and has preserved the Old French form, but in modern French it has become dommage. Besides damn, another English relative is indemnity , ultimately from Latin indemnis ‘undamaged’.
=> damn, indemnity[damage etymology, damage origin, 英语词源]
- damage (n.)
- late 13c., from Old French damage (12c., Modern French dommage) "loss caused by injury," from dam "damage," from Latin damnum "loss, hurt, damage" (see damn).
- damage (v.)
- early 14c., from Old French damagier, from damage (see damage (n.)). Related: Damaged; damaging.