CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
来自古法语 tradicion,转移，移交，交付，来自拉丁语 tradere,转移，交付，来自 tra-,转移， dare,给予，来自 PIE*do,给，给予，词源同 donate,edit.引申词义传统，习俗等。
- tradition (n.)
- late 14c., "statement, belief, or practice handed down from generation to generation," especially "belief or practice based on Mosaic law," from Old French tradicion "transmission, presentation, handing over" (late 13c.) and directly from Latin traditionem (nominative traditio) "delivery, surrender, a handing down, a giving up," noun of action from past participle stem of tradere "deliver, hand over," from trans- "over" (see trans-) + dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). The word is a doublet of treason (q.v.). Meaning "a long-established custom" is from 1590s. The notion is of customs, ways, beliefs, doctrines, etc. "handed down" from one generation to the next.
"Nobody can make a tradition; it takes a century to make it." [Hawthorne, "Septimius Felton," 1872]
- 1. In New Zealand, the Maori people maintain a strong cultural tradition.
- 2. The story of King Arthur became part of oral tradition.
- 3. Generally, the lower classes are considered to be the bearers of tradition.
- 4. His basic outlook remains anchored in the liberal tradition.
- 5. In 1959, Akihito broke with imperial tradition by marrying a commoner.
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