- glue[glue 词源字典]
- glue:  Glue is an ancient word, whose ancestry can be traced back all the way to Indo- European *gloi-, *glei-, *gli- ‘stick’. Its Latin descendant was glūten, from which English gets gluten , glutinous , and agglutinate . In post-classical times this spawned a new form, glūs, which English acquired via Old French glu as glue.
=> agglutinate, gluten, glutinous[glue etymology, glue origin, 英语词源]
- glue (n.)
- "viscous adhesive substance," early 13c., from Old French glu "glue, birdlime" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *glutis or Late Latin glutem (nominative glus) "glue," from Latin gluten "glue, beeswax," from PIE *gleit- "to glue, paste" (cognates: Lithuanian glitus "sticky," glitas "mucus;" Old English cliða "plaster"), from root *glei- "to stick together" (see clay). Formerly also glew. In reference to glue from boiled animal hoofs and hides, c. 1400. Glue-sniffing attested from 1963.
- glue (v.)
- "join or fasten with glue," late 14c., from Old French gluer, gluier "smear with glue; join together," from glu "glue, birdlime" (see glue (n.)). Related: Glued; gluing.