eu-, 好的。-than, 完成，死亡，词源同finish, thanatology. 字母f, th音变参照fume, thyme.
- euthanasia:  Etymologically, euthanasia means ‘good death’, and that was more or less its signification when it was introduced into English: ‘Give me but gentle Death: Euthanasia, Euthanasia, that is all I implore’, Tatler 1709. The modern use of the word, ‘mercy killing’, seems to have originated in the 1860s; the first recorded use of it was by William Lecky in his History of European morals 1869. The term is borrowed from Greek euthanasíā, a compound based on the prefix eu- ‘good’ and thánatos ‘death’.
- euthanasia (n.)
- 1640s, "a gentle and easy death," from Greek euthanasia "an easy or happy death," from eu- "good" (see eu-) + thanatos "death" (see thanatology) + abstract noun ending -ia. Slightly earlier in anglicized form euthanasy (1630s). Sense of "legally sanctioned mercy killing" is recorded in English by 1869.
- 1. Euthanasia is illegal in most countries.
- 2. They canvassed the pros and cons of euthanasia.
- 3. He was thankful euthanasia was not an option when he requested it.
- 4. The doctor refused to practice euthanasia on that terminally ill patient.
- 5. Historically, our society has taken a dim view of euthanasia.
- 从历史上来看, 我们社会对安乐死抱着较为消极的态度.
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