- glow[glow 词源字典]
- glow: [OE] Glow comes ultimately from Indo- European *ghlō-, in which the ghl- seems originally to have had some sort of symbolic function, as if directly representing the notion of ‘brightness, shining’ in speech. Its Germanic descendant *glō- produced German glühen, Dutch gloeien, and Swedish glöda (all meaning ‘glow’) as well as English glow and probably also glower .
=> glower[glow etymology, glow origin, 英语词源]
- glow (v.)
- Old English glowan "to glow, shine as if red-hot," from Proto-Germanic *glo- (cognates: Old Saxon gloian, Old Frisian gled "glow, blaze," Old Norse gloa, Old High German gluoen, German glühen "to glow, glitter, shine"), from PIE *ghel- (2) "to shine," with derivatives referring to bright materials and gold (see glass (n.), also glint, glad, etc.). Figuratively from late 14c. Related: Glowed; glowing. Swedish dialectal and Danish glo also have the extended sense "stare, gaze upon," which is found in Middle English.
- glow (n.)
- mid-15c., "glowing heat," from glow (v). Meaning "a flush of radiant feeling" is from 1793.