英 ['lɑːðə; 'læðə]
- n. 肥皂泡；激动
- vt. 涂以肥皂泡；使紧张；狠狠地打
- vi. 起泡沫
- n. (Lather)人名；(英)拉瑟
- lather: [OE] Indo-European *lou- denoted ‘wash’ (from it English gets laundry, lavatory, lotion, etc). Addition of the suffix *-tro- produced *loutrom, which passed via Germanic *lauthram into English as lather. In Old English this is only recorded as meaning ‘washing soda’, and the modern sense ‘soap bubbles’ does not emerge until the late 16th century.
=> ablution, laundry, lavatory, lotion
- lather (n.)
- Old English lauþr "foam, washing soda," from Proto-Germanic *lauthran (cognates: Old Norse lauðr "washing soap, foam"), from PIE *loutro- (cognates: Gaulish lautron, Old Irish loathar "bathing tub," Greek louein "to bathe," Latin lavere "to wash"), which is from root *leu(e)- "to wash" + instrumentative suffix *-tro-. The modern noun might be a 16c. redevelopment from the verb. Meaning "violent perspiration" (especially of horses) is from 1650s. Meaning "state of agitation" (such as induces sweating) is from 1839.
- lather (v.)
- Old English laþran, from Proto-Germanic *lauthrjan (source also of Old Norse leyðra "to clean, wash;" see lather (n.)). Related: Lathered; lathering.
- 1. He wiped off the remains of the lather with a towel.
- 2. For super-soft skin, lather on a light body lotion before you bathe.
- 3. Lather your hair as normal.
- 4. "I'm not going to get into a lather over this defeat," said the manager.
- 5. You have spent the past six months working yourself up into a lather over situations which are really none of your business.
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