CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
来自古英语 theof,小偷，来自 Proto-Germanic*theubaz,小偷。词义比较 proof,prove.
- thief: [OE] Thief goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *theubaz, which also produced German dieb, Dutch dief, Swedish tjuf, and Danish tyv. It is not clear where this came from, although it might be related to Lithuanian tupeti ‘cower, squat’ and Latvian tupt ‘squat’, in which case it would denote etymologically ‘crouching, furtive person’. From *theubaz was derived *thiūbithō, ancestor of modern English theft.
- thief (n.)
- Old English þeof "thief, robber," from Proto-Germanic *theubaz (cognates: Old Frisian thiaf, Old Saxon thiof, Middle Dutch and Dutch dief, Old High German diob, German dieb, Old Norse þiofr, Gothic þiufs), of uncertain origin.
- 1. Ness chased the thief down and held him until police arrived.
- 2. You are protected instantly if a thief misuses your credit card.
- 3. The thief had broken in through a first-floor window.
- 4. The thief was put on probation for two years.
- 5. The thief got clean away with the money.
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