英 ['mʌndeɪn; mʌn'deɪn]
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1. mund- (谐音“忙的”---忙碌的世俗世界，谐音“茫的”----茫茫宇宙、茫茫众生、茫茫人海，谐音“芒德”----芒德是个凡夫俗子)。
来自拉丁语mundanus,世界的，世俗的，非神性的，来自mundus,宇宙，世界，秩序，整洁。 引申词义单调的，平凡的。该词基本词义为干净的，整洁的，为拉丁学者为翻译希腊语kosmos 赋予的新词义，可能来自PIE*meu,清洗，冲洗，词源同emanate,marine,mere.词义演变比较 cosmos,cosmetic.
- mundane (adj.)
- mid-15c., "of this world," from Old French mondain "of this world, worldly, earthly, secular;" also "pure, clean; noble, generous" (12c.), from Late Latin mundanus "belonging to the world" (as distinct from the Church), in classical Latin "a citizen of the world, cosmopolite," from mundus "universe, world," literally "clean, elegant"; used as a translation of Greek kosmos (see cosmos) in its Pythagorean sense of "the physical universe" (the original sense of the Greek word was "orderly arrangement"). Latin mundus also was used of a woman's "ornaments, dress," and is related to the adjective mundus "clean, elegant" (used of women's dress, etc.). Related: Mundanely. The mundane era was the chronology that began with the supposed epoch of the Creation (famously reckoned as 4004 B.C.E.).
- 1. Her London life was sedate, almost mundane.
- 2. It was hard to return to mundane matters after such excitement.
- 3. I found the job very mundane.
- 4. A paint finish can transform something everyday and mundane into something more elaborate.
- 5. It's an attitude that turns the mundane into some-thing rather more interesting and exciting.
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