英 [daɪ'vɜːs; 'daɪvɜːs]
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1、di- "apart" + vers- + -e.
2、含义：turn to different ways, turn to many or various by separate or apart.
4、spelling variant of divers.
di-, 分开，散开，来自dis-变体。-verse, 转，词源同converse, versus. 即转开，多样的。
- diverse:  Diverse is one of a small family of English words, including also divers, divert, and divorce, which come ultimately from Latin dīvertere. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix dis- ‘aside’ and vertere ‘turn’ (source of English verse, version, vertebra, etc and related to worth), and hence meant literally ‘turn aside, turn out of the way’.
It developed in various metaphorical directions, however. One was ‘turn one’s husband or wife out of the way’ which, via the variant dīvortere, gave English divorce . The central sense of the verb passed more or less unchanged into English, via French divertir, as divert , but its past participle diversus illustrates a further metaphorical strand, in which ‘turned aside’ has become ‘separate, different’.
English acquired this via Old French in the 13th century in two distinct forms: masculine divers and feminine diverse. The present-day semantic distinction between the former (‘various, several’) and the latter (‘different’) had established itself by around 1700.
=> divert, divorce, verse, version, worth
- diverse (adj.)
- c. 1300, spelling variant of divers (q.v.), perhaps by analogy with converse, traverse, etc. In some cases directly from Latin diversus, and since c. 1700 restricted to the meaning "different in character or quality." Related: Diversely.
- 1. India has always been one of the most religiously diverse countries.
- 2. people from diverse cultures
- 3. The Judaeo-Christian tradition is diverse, jumbled, contradictory, at every point inviting inquiry and debate.
- 4. Davies has managed to pursue his diverse interests in parallel with his fast-moving career.
- 5. The word is now used in a sense diverse from the original meaning.
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