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来自PIE*deik, 接受，体面，得体，词源同decent, doctor.
- dignity:  Dignity comes via Old French dignete from Latin dignitās, a derivative of dignus ‘worthy’. Also from the same source was Latin dignāre (source of English deign and its derivative disdain) and late Latin dignificāre (source of English dignify ). Dignus itself probably came from an earlier unrecorded *decnus ‘suitable, fitting’, a derivative of the verb decere, which produced English decent. Other related words in English include condign  and indignant , while dignitās also produced, via a different line of descent, English dainty.
=> condign, dainty, deign, disdain, indignant
- dignity (n.)
- early 13c., from Old French dignite "dignity, privilege, honor," from Latin dignitatem (nominative dignitas) "worthiness," from dignus "worth (n.), worthy, proper, fitting" from PIE *dek-no-, from root *dek- "to take, accept" (see decent).
- 1. It's an affront to human dignity to keep someone alive like this.
- 2. She's got too much dignity to descend to writing anonymous letters.
- 3. He suffered a long series of illnesses with tremendous dignity and fortitude.
- 4. She looks terrible, shorn of all her beauty and dignity.
- 5. There was elegance and simple dignity in the way he bore himself.
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