- n. 感觉，官能；观念；道理；理智
- vt. 感觉到；检测
- n. (Sense)人名；(英)森斯
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来自古法语 sens,感觉，知觉，理解，五种感官的功能，来自拉丁语 sensus,感觉的，知觉的， 感知的，过去分词格于 sentire,感觉，感知，知晓，来自 PIE*sent,感觉，可能来自 PIE*sent, 走，离开，送出，词源同 send.其逻辑关系可能为摸着石头过河，根据感觉找路。引申诸相 关词义。
- sense:  Sense comes ultimately from Latin sentīre ‘feel’, a prodigious contributor to English vocabulary (it is also the source of assent , consent, dissent , resent, sentence, sentient , and sentiment). From it was derived the noun sēnsus ‘faculty of perceiving’, which was borrowed by English as sense. And sēnsus in turn spawned its own derivatives, which have given English sensation , sensible , sensitive , sensual , and sensuous .
=> assent, consent, dissent, resent, sensible, sentence, sentiment
- sense (n.)
- c. 1400, "faculty of perception," also "meaning, import, interpretation" (especially of Holy Scripture), from Old French sens "one of the five senses; meaning; wit, understanding" (12c.) and directly from Latin sensus "perception, feeling, undertaking, meaning," from sentire "perceive, feel, know," probably a figurative use of a literally meaning "to find one's way," or "to go mentally," from PIE root *sent- "to go" (cognates: Old High German sinnan "to go, travel, strive after, have in mind, perceive," German Sinn "sense, mind," Old English sið "way, journey," Old Irish set, Welsh hynt "way"). Application to any one of the external or outward senses (touch, sight, hearing, etc.) in English first recorded 1520s.
A certain negro tribe has a special word for "see;" but only one general word for "hear," "touch," "smell," and "taste." It matters little through which sense I realize that in the dark I have blundered into a pig-sty. In French "sentir" means to smell, to touch, and to feel, all together. [Erich M. von Hornbostel, "Die Einheit der Sinne" ("The Unity of the Senses"), 1927]
Meaning "that which is wise" is from c. 1600. Meaning "capacity for perception and appreciation" is from c. 1600 (as in sense of humor, attested by 1783, sense of shame, 1640s).
- sense (v.)
- "to perceive by the senses," 1590s, from sense (n.). Meaning "be conscious inwardly of (one's state or condition) is from 1680s. Meaning "perceive (a fact or situation) not by direct perception" is from 1872. Related: Sensed; sensing.
- 1. Behind the mocking laughter lurks a growing sense of unease.
- 2. Though his background was modest, it was in no sense deprived.
- 3. It makes sense to eat a reasonably balanced diet when slimming.
- 4. In the dark my sense of hearing becomes so acute.
- 5. There is a wry sense of humour in his work.
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