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来自希腊语 symptoma, 疾病， 发生， 来自 sym-, 一起， 一致，-pt, 追逐， 降落， 词源同 compete,petition,-oma,名词后缀。引申词义症状，征兆等。词义演变比较 syndrome,综合症。
- symptom:  A symptom is etymologically something that ‘happens’ – an occurrence or phenomenon. The word’s application to physiological phenomena as signs of disease is a secondary development. It comes via late Latin symptōma from Greek súmptōma ‘occurrence’, a derivative of sumpíptein ‘fall together’, hence ‘fall on, happen to’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix sun- ‘together’ and píptein ‘fall’.
- symptom (n.)
- 1540s, re-Latinized from sinthoma (late 14c.), from Medieval Latin sinthoma "symptom of a disease," altered from Late Latin symptoma, from Greek symptoma "a happening, accident, disease," from stem of sympiptein "to befall, happen; coincide, fall together," from assimilated form of syn- "together" (see syn-) + piptein "to fall," from PIE *pi-pt-, reduplicated form of root *pet- "to rush; to fly" (see petition (n.)).
Spelling restored in early Modern English in part by influence of Middle French symptome (16c.). General (non-medical) use is from 1610s.
- 1. One prominent symptom of the disease is progressive loss of memory.
- 2. Victoria was strangely undisturbed by this symptom, even though her husband and family were frightened.
- 3. It is probable that the medication will suppress the symptom without treating the condition.
- 4. Was the noise a cause of the illness, or were the complaints about noise merely a symptom?
- 噪音是病因呢, 还是对噪音的抱怨仅仅是一种症状 呢 ?
- 5. Your problem with keeping boyfriends is just a symptom of a larger problem: making and keeping friends.
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