- adj. 安息日的
- n. 休假（美国某些大学给大学教师每七年一次的）
来自 Sabbath,休息，安息，-ical,形容词后缀。现词义缩写自 sabbatical year,休息年，用于指 大学教师进行学术研究或旅游的假期。
- sabbatical (adj.)
- 1640s, "of or suitable for the Sabbath," from Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos "of the Sabbath" (see Sabbath). Noun meaning "a year's absence granted to researchers" (originally one year in seven, to university professors) is from 1934, short for sabbatical year, etc., first recorded 1886 (the thing itself is attested from 1880, at Harvard), related to sabbatical year (1590s) in Mosaic law, the seventh year, in which land was to remain untilled and debtors and slaves released.
- 1. He's been on sabbatical writing a novel.
- 2. to take a year's sabbatical
- 3. He spent his sabbatical year doing research in Moscow.
- 4. Professor Robins is on sabbatical this year.
- 5. I've devoted my sabbatical to greenhouse trace gases.
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