英 [fɔː; fə]
- prep. 为，为了；因为；给；对于；至于；适合于
- conj. 因为
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
来自PIE*per, 向前，穿过，词源同far, ford. 后主要用做介词或副词使用，与fore在中古英语时期才开始产生词义上的差别。
- for: [OE] For comes from a prehistoric Germanic *fora, which denoted ‘before’ – both ‘before’ in time and ‘in front’ in place. For itself meant ‘before’ in the Old English period, and the same notion is preserved in related forms such as first, fore, foremost, former, from, and of course before. Germanic *fora itself goes back to Indo- European *pr, source also of Latin prae ‘before’, pro ‘for’, and primus ‘first’ (whence English premier, primary, etc), Greek pará ‘by, past’, pró ‘before’, and protos ‘first’ (whence English protocol, prototype, etc). and English forth and further.
=> before, first, fore, former, forth, from, further, premier, primary
- for (prep.)
- Old English for "before, in the sight of, in the presence of; as far as; during, before; on account of, for the sake of; in place of, instead of," from Proto-Germanic *fur "before; in" (cognates: Old Saxon furi "before," Old Frisian for, Middle Dutch vore, Dutch voor "for, before;" German für "for;" Danish for "for," før "before;" Gothic faur "for," faura "before"), from PIE *pr- (see fore (adv.)).
From late Old English as "in favor of." For and fore differentiated gradually in Middle English. For alone as a conjunction, "because, since, for the reason that; in order that" is from late Old English, probably a shortening of common Old English phrases such as for þon þy "therefore," literally "for the (reason) that."
- 1. For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?
- 2. Sometimes things have to fall apart to make way for better things.
- 3. Do not wait for good things to happen to you. You need to walk towards happiness.
- 4. Instead of complaining about what's wrong, be grateful for what's right.
- 5. Good luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.
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