- n. 真理；信条
- adj. 传播福音的；福音赞美诗的
CET6+ TEM8 GRE TOEFL
来自good spell的缩写。spell, 符咒，音讯。
- gospel: [OE] Etymologically, gospel is ‘good news’. It was coined in Old English as gōdspel, a compound of gōd ‘good’ and spel ‘discourse, tidings, news’ (the same word as the modern English magic spell), which was a direct translation of Latin bona annuntiatio. This in turn was a literal interpretation or gloss of ecclesiastical Latin evangelium (whence English evangelist) and its source, Greek euaggélion, which originally meant ‘reward for bringing good news’, but in its later sense ‘good news’ tout court was applied to any of the four accounts of Christ’s life written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
- gospel (n.)
- Old English godspel "glad tidings announced by Jesus; one of the four gospels," literally "good spell," from god "good" (see good (adj.)) + spel "story, message" (see spell (n.1)). A translation of Latin bona adnuntiatio, itself a translation of Greek euangelion "reward for bringing good news" (see evangel). The first element of the Old English word originally had a long "o," but it shifted under mistaken association with God, as if "God-story" (i.e. the history of Christ).
The mistake was very natural, as the resulting sense was much more obviously appropriate than that of 'good tidings' for a word which was chiefly known as the name of a sacred book or of a portion of the liturgy. [OED]
The word passed early from English to continental Germanic languages in forms that clearly indicate the first element had shifted to "God," such as Old Saxon godspell, Old High German gotspell, Old Norse goðspiall. Used of anything as true as the Gospel from mid-13c.; as "any doctrine maintained as of exclusive importance" from 1650s. As an adjective from 1640s. Gospel music is by 1955. Gospel-gossip was Addison's word ("Spectator," 1711) for "one who is always talking of sermons, texts, etc."
- 1. The group perform variations on soul and gospel music.
- 2. He preached the Gospel to the heathen locals from this spot.
- 3. I had to go to church, so I grew up singing gospel.
- 4. The results were not to be taken as gospel.
- 5. He wouldn't say this if it weren't the gospel truth.
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