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来自中古英语 thriven,繁荣，兴旺，来自 Proto-Germanic*thribana,抓住，使繁盛，来自 PIE*trep, 使满意，使享受，词源同 Terpsichore,古希腊神话中的歌舞女神，字面意思为享受舞蹈者。
- thrive:  Thrive was borrowed from Old Norse thrífask ‘grasp for oneself’, hence ‘prosper’, the reflexive form of thrífa ‘grasp, seize’ (whose origins are not known). The word’s semantic development from ‘grasp for oneself’ to ‘prosper’ was presumably inspired by the notion of ‘accumulating resources’. Thrift , borrowed from the Old Norse derivative thrift, originally meant ‘thriving’; the modern sense ‘frugality’ evolved in the 16th century – frugality being thought of as a prerequisite for prosperity.
- thrive (v.)
- c. 1200, from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse þrifask "to thrive," originally "grasp to oneself," probably reflexive of þrifa "to clutch, grasp, grip, take hold of" (compare Norwegian triva "to seize," Swedish trifvas, Danish trives "to thrive, flourish"), of unknown origin. Related: Thrived (or throve); thriving.
- 1. Creative people are usually very determined and thrive on overcoming obstacles.
- 2. Today his company continues to thrive.
- 3. Many people thrive on a stressful lifestyle.
- 4. New businesses thrive in this area.
- 5. These animals thrive on the leaves of certain trees.
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