英 [θɜː'tiːn; 'θɜːtiːn]
- n. 十三；十三岁；十三个
- num. 十三
- adj. 十三的；十三个的
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
- thirteen (adj.)
- late 145c., metathesis of Middle English thrittene, from Old English þreotene (Mercian), þreotiene (West Saxon), from þreo "three" (see three) + -tene (see -teen). Similar formation in Old Saxon thriutein, Old Frisian thretten, Dutch dertien, German dreizehn, Old Norse threttan, Swedish tretton. As a noun from late Old English.
Not an unlucky number in medieval England, but associated rather with the customary "extra item" (as in baker's dozen). Superstitions began with association with the Last Supper, and the unluckiness of 13 sitting down together to dine (attested from 1690s). Most of the modern superstitions (buildings with floor "12-A," etc.) have developed since 1890.
- 1. Cairo has only thirteen square centimetres of green space for each inhabitant.
- 2. A thirteen year old girl is being treated after breathing in smoke.
- 3. No fewer than thirteen foreign ministers attended the session.
- 4. His resignation after thirteen years is a political bombshell.
- 5. Thirteen per cent of Christie's coin and banknote auction went unsold.
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