- n. 记忆，记忆力；内存，[计] 存储器；回忆
- n. (Memory)人名；(英)梅默里
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- memory:  The Indo-European base *men-, *mon- ‘think’ has contributed an enormously wide range of words to the English lexicon, from comment to mind. One particular semantic family denotes ‘memory’, and goes back to memor ‘mindful’, a Latin descendant of *men-. From it was derived the noun memoria ‘memory’, which has given English memory, memorize , memorial , and, via modern French, memoir ; and the verb memorāre ‘remember’, from which English gets commemorate , memorable , and memorandum  (not forgetting its abbreviation memo ).
Also from memor comes remember; and three other Latin descendants of *men-, meminisse ‘remember’, reminiscī ‘remember’, and mentiō ‘remembrance’, gave English memento , reminiscence , and mention respectively. The distantly related remind carries the same idea.
=> commemorate, comment, mention, mind, remind, reminisce
- memory (n.)
- mid-13c., "recollection (of someone or something); awareness, consciousness," also "fame, renown, reputation," from Anglo-French memorie (Old French memoire, 11c., "mind, memory, remembrance; memorial, record") and directly from Latin memoria "memory, remembrance, faculty of remembering," noun of quality from memor "mindful, remembering," from PIE root *(s)mer- (1) "to remember" (Sanskrit smarati "remembers," Avestan mimara "mindful;" Greek merimna "care, thought," mermeros "causing anxiety, mischievous, baneful;" Serbo-Croatian mariti "to care for;" Welsh marth "sadness, anxiety;" Old Norse Mimir, name of the giant who guards the Well of Wisdom; Old English gemimor "known," murnan "mourn, remember sorrowfully;" Dutch mijmeren "to ponder"). Meaning "faculty of remembering" is late 14c. in English.
I am grown old and my memory is not as active as it used to be. When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this, but we all have to do it. [Mark Twain, "Autobiography"]
Computer sense, "device which stores information," is from 1946. Related: Memories.
- 1. "His memory must be completely back, then?" — "Just about."
- 2. The memory of it all was locked deep in my subconscious.
- 3. Intoxication interferes with memory and thinking, speech and coordination.
- 4. He had a good memory, and total recall of her spoken words.
- 5. Bulman was cursed with a poor memory for names.
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