- vi. 理解
- vt. 理解
- n. 小枝；嫩枝；末梢
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1. from the Germanic base *twi- 'two', and so etymologically it presumably denotes a 'forked branch'.
2. tweak, twitch => twig.
来自古英语 twig,细枝，小枝，来自 Proto-Germanic*twigga,叉子，分叉，来自 PIE*dwo,二， 词源同 two.
- twig: English has two separate words twig. The older, ‘small branch’ [OE], which has relatives in German zweig and Dutch tijg, appears to have been formed from the Germanic base *twi- ‘two’, and so etymologically it presumably denotes a ‘forked branch’. The origins of twig ‘catch on, understand’  are uncertain. It may be the same word as the contemporary but now defunct twig ‘pull’. This was presumably related to tweak  and twitch , which go back to a prehistoric Germanic base *twik-.
=> tweak, twitch, two
- twig (n.)
- Old English twig "twig, branch, shoot, small tree," from Proto-Germanic *twigga "a fork" (cognates: Middle Dutch twijch, Dutch twijg, Old High German zwig, German Zweig "branch, twig"), from PIE *dwi-ko-, from *dwo- "two" (see two). Compare Old English twisel "fork, point of division."
- 1. He shifted his weight and a twig snapped.
- 2. As the twig is bent so the tree is inclined.
- 3. The sharp sound of a twig snapping scared the badger away.
- 4. He broke off the twig with a snap.
- 5. He heard the sharp crack of a twig.
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