- upbraid[upbraid 词源字典]
- upbraid: [OE] Upbraid originally meant ‘throw something up against someone as a fault’. It was formed from up and the ancestor of modern English braid, which used to mean ‘throw’, amongst other things. The object of the verb was originally the ‘fault’; the shift of focus to the ‘person blamed’ began in the 13th century.
=> braid[upbraid etymology, upbraid origin, 英语词源]
- upbraid (v.)
- Old English upbregdan "bring forth as a ground for censure," from up (adv.) + bregdan "move quickly, intertwine" (see braid (v.)). Similar formation in Middle Swedish upbrygdha. Meaning "scold" is first attested late 13c. Related: Upbraided; upbraiding.