英 ['ʃɪlɪŋ] 美 ['ʃɪlɪŋ]
  • n. 先令
  • n. (Shilling)人名;(英)希林
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1. 音译“先令”,它是英国的旧辅币单位,一英镑 = 20先令,1先令 = 12便士。1971年英国货币改革时被废除。
shilling 先令

来自古英语 scilling,先令,货币单位,来自 Proto-Germanic*skillingoz,先令,可能来自 PIE*skel, 切,劈,割,词源同 shale,scale.词义由切引申为铸造,最后用于货币单位,词义演变比较 coin,shekel,pound.

shilling: [OE] Shilling has relatives in the other Germanic languages – German schilling, Dutch schelling, and Swedish and Danish skilling – which point back to a prehistoric Germanic *skillinggaz. Where this came from, however, is a mystery. Among suggestions are that it was formed from the base *skel- ‘divide, separate’ (source of English scale, shell, etc), and hence denotes etymologically a ‘division’ of a standard unit of weight or currency; or from the base *skell- ‘resound, ring’ (source of Dutch schel ‘shrill’ and German schelle ‘bell’).
shilling (n.)
Old English scilling, a coin consisting of a varying number of pence (on the continent, a common scale was 12 pennies to a shilling, 20 shillings to a pound), from Proto-Germanic *skillingoz- (cognates: Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish, Old Frisian, Old High German skilling, Old Norse skillingr, Dutch schelling, German Schilling, Gothic skilliggs).

Some etymologists trace this to the root *skell- "to resound, to ring," and others to the root *(s)kel- (1) "to cut" (perhaps via sense of "shield" from resemblance or as a device on coins; see shield (n.)). The ending may represent the diminutive suffix -ling, or Germanic -ing "fractional part" (compare farthing). Old Church Slavonic skulezi, Polish szeląg, Spanish escalin, French schelling, Italian scellino are loan-words from Germanic.
1. Shilling has been reborn as an artist.


2. He handed each of them a shilling.


3. Boats for hire: one shilling an hour.
游船出租: 每小时一先令.


4. He gave the boys a shilling apiece.


5. Every penny was hard earned, and every shilling was kept until I had to spend it.
每个便士都那么难挣, 对于每个先令,都是到万不得已时才花掉它.


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