- n. 范围；系链；拴绳
- vt. 用绳或链拴住
- n. (Tether)人名；(英)特瑟
2. tight => tet- + her => tether.
3. gather => gether => to + gether => together => tether.
4. to + gether => tether.
5. tie + gather / gether => tether.
6. tie => tether.
可能来自古诺斯语 tjothr,拴绳，来自 Proto-Germanic*teudran,绳子，来自 PIE*deu,绑紧，系牢， *tro,工具格后缀，词源同 rudder.
- tether (n.)
- late 14c., "rope for fastening an animal," not found in Old English, probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse tjoðr "tether," from Proto-Germanic *teudran (cognates: Danish tøir, Old Swedish tiuther, Swedish tjuder, Old Frisian tiader, Middle Dutch tuder, Dutch tuier "line, rope," Old High German zeotar "pole of a cart"), from PIE root *deu- "to fasten" + instrumentive suffix *-tro-. Figurative sense of "measure of one's limitations" is attested from 1570s.
- tether (v.)
- late 14c. (implied in tethering), "confine by a tether," originally of grazing animals, from tether (n.). Figurative use also from late 14c. Related: Tethered.
- 1. She was jealous, humiliated, and emotionally at the end of her tether.
- 2. I've reached the end of my tether.
- 3. The cow had broken its tether and was in the cornfield.
- 4. This is beyond my tether.
- 5. He's at the end of his tether.
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