- vi. 化脓；怨恨；发炎
- vt. 使怨恨；使疼痛；使痛苦
来自古法语 rancle,缩写自 draoncle,化脓，改写自拉丁语 dracunculus,小蛇，小龙，词源同 dragon, 龙。-uncle,小词后缀。原指被蛇咬过的脓肿，发炎，引申词义使痛苦，使怨恨。可能由该词 衍生 rancid,rancor.
- rankle:  Etymologically, if something rankles, it festers from the effects of a ‘dragon’s’ bite. Nowadays the word is only used metaphorically, but it originally meant literally ‘be sore, fester’. It was borrowed from Old French rancler, a variant of draoncler. This was derived from draoncle ‘ulcer’, which in turn came from dranculus, the medieval Latin descendant of dracunculus, a diminutive form of Latin dracō ‘snake’ (source of English dragon). The notion underlying the word is of an ulcer caused by the bite of a snake.
- rankle (v.)
- c. 1300, "to fester," from Old French rancler, earlier raoncler, draoncler "to suppurate, run," from draoncle "abscess, festering sore," from Medieval Latin dracunculus, literally "little dragon," diminutive of Latin draco "serpent, dragon" (see dragon). The notion is of an ulcer caused by a snake's bite. Meaning "cause to fester" is from c. 1400. Related: Rankled; rankling.
- 1. You burrow and rankle in his heart!
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- 2. The dimensions of the Brys'ballroom must rankle her.
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