- n. 优雅；恩惠；魅力；慈悲
- vt. 使优美
- n. (Grace)人名；(英)格雷斯，格雷丝 (女名)；(法)格拉斯
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来自PIE*gwere, 恩惠，眷顾，进一步来自PIE*gher, 神恩，鼓励，词源同charisma, exhort. 原指神的恩宠，好感，感谢，神赐予的美德，美丽，后词义通用化。
- grace:  Latin grātus meant ‘pleasing’. Its most obvious English descendants are grateful, gratify, gratuity, etc, but it is also responsible for grace (not to mention the even better disguised agree). Its derived noun grātia ‘pleasure, favour, thanks’ passed into English via Old French grace. Gracious  comes ultimately from Latin grātiōsus; grateful  is an English formation. (The apparently similar gracile ‘slender’ , incidentally, is not etymologically related; it comes from Latin gracilis ‘slender’.)
=> agree, grateful
- fem. proper name, literally "favor, grace;" see grace (n.).
- grace (n.)
- late 12c., "God's unmerited favor, love, or help," from Old French grace "pardon, divine grace, mercy; favor, thanks; elegance, virtue" (12c., Modern French grâce), from Latin gratia "favor, esteem, regard; pleasing quality, good will, gratitude" (source of Italian grazia, Spanish gracia; in Church use translating Greek kharisma), from gratus "pleasing, agreeable," from PIE *gwreto-, suffixed form of root *gwere- (3) "to favor" (cognates: Sanskrit grnati "sings, praises, announces," Lithuanian giriu "to praise, celebrate," Avestan gar- "to praise").
Sense of "virtue" is early 14c., that of "beauty of form or movement, pleasing quality" is mid-14c. In classical sense, "one of the three sister goddesses (Latin Gratiæ, Greek Kharites), bestowers of beauty and charm," it is first recorded in English 1579 in Spenser. In music, "an embellishment not essential to the melody or harmony," 1650s. As the name of the short prayer that is said before or after a meal (early 13c.; until 16c. usually graces) has a sense of "gratitude." As a title of honor, c. 1500.
- grace (v.)
- c. 1200, "to thank," from Old French graciier "thank, give thanks to; praise," from grace "mercy, favor, thanks, virtue" (see grace (n.)). Meaning "to show favor" (mid-15c.) led to that of "to lend or add grace to something" (1580s, as in grace us with your presence), which is the root of the musical sense in grace notes (1650s). Related: Graced; gracing.
- 1. Grace tapped on the bedroom door and went in.
- 2. Grace laid out the knives and forks at the lunch-table.
- 3. Grace allowed her mind to wander to other things.
- 4. It was only by the grace of God that no one died.
- 5. Grace Robertson started as a photographer with Picture Post in 1947.
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