- n. 停战；休战；休战协定
- vt. 以休战结束；停止争执
- vi. 停战
- n. (Truce)人名；(英)特鲁斯
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来自古英语 treow,事实，承诺，忠诚，条约，词源同 true,truth.-ce,表复数，如 pence 为 penny 复数格。
- truce:  Historically, truce is simply the plural of the noun version of the adjective true. In Old English this was trēow, which meant ‘faith, pledge’. It was often used in the plural with the same meaning as the singular, and this tendency increased in early Middle English to the point where the singular disappeared altogether. It had meanwhile narrowed down in meaning to a ‘pledge to stop fighting’.
- truce (n.)
- "mutually agreed-upon temporary intermission of hostilities," early 13c., triws, variant of trewes, originally plural of trewe "faith, assurance of faith, covenant, treaty," from Old English treow "faith, truth, fidelity; pledge, promise, agreement, treaty," from Proto-Germanic *treuwaz- (cognates: Old Frisian triuwe, Middle Dutch trouwe, Dutch trouw, Old High German triuwa, German treue, Gothic triggwa "faith, faithfulness"). Related to Old English treowe "faithful" (see true (adj.)). The Germanic word was borrowed into Late Latin as tregua, hence French trève, Italian tregua.
- 1. This may help to undermine the brittle truce that currently exists.
- 2. The rebels may simply be using the truce to regroup their forces.
- 3. Let's call a truce.
- 4. The two sides called a truce to avoid further bloodshed.
- 5. The hot weather gave the old man a truce from rheumatism.
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