- vi. 溺爱；昏聩
- vt. 溺爱
- n. (Dote)人名；(日)土手 (姓)；(中非)多泰
来自低地德语，糊涂，愚蠢。溺爱义可能来自词根don, 给予，词源同data, donate.
- dote:  English may have borrowed dote from Middle Dutch doten ‘be silly’, but its ultimate origins are not known. To begin with it meant ‘be silly’ in English too (a sense now mainly preserved in its various derivatives), and ‘show excessive fondness’ did not develop until the 15th century. Related forms include dotage , where the notion of ‘simple-mindedness due to senility’ (implicit in the verb from earliest times) has passed to simply ‘senility’; dotterel , the name of a sort of plover, supposedly so called because it was foolish enough to allow itself to get caught; and dotty , an alteration of Scottish English dottle ‘fool’, which was a derivative of dote.
=> dotage, dotterel, dotty
- dote (v.)
- c. 1200, "to be feeble-minded from age," from Middle Low German doten "be foolish," which is of unknown origin. Meaning "to be infatuated" is from late 15c. Related: Doted; dotes; doting.
- 1. They dote on their daughter.
- 2. And great souls , at one stroke, may do and dote.
- 和谐的韵律;而凭一张弓,真诚的/灵魂, 可以在勒索、也同时在溺爱.
来自英汉 - 翻译样例 - 文学
- 3. Nature shall not grow old and dote.
- 4. I just dote on hot buttered scones!
- 5. A rowdy kid like that is just the kind that parents dote on.
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