来自拉丁语 reverendus,被敬畏的人，来自拉丁语 revereri,敬畏，恐惧，尊敬，词源同 revere.-end, 动名词格。主要用于对神职人员的尊称。
- reverend (adj.)
- early 15c., "worthy of respect," from Middle French reverend, from Latin reverendus "(he who is) to be respected," gerundive of revereri (see reverence). As a form of address for clergymen, it is attested from late 15c.; earlier reverent (late 14c. in this sense). Abbreviation Rev. is attested from 1721, earlier Revd. (1690s). Very Reverend is used of deans, Right Reverend of bishops, Most Reverend of archbishops.
- reverend (n.)
- "clergyman," c. 1500, from reverend (adj.).
- 1. The service was led by the Reverend Jim Simons.
- 2. the Reverend Charles Dodgson
- 3. Our worship today is led by the Reverend John Parker.
- 4. Communion was celebrated by the Reverend John Harris.
- 5. His faith that men such as the Reverend John Leale tried to do their best is unshaken.
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