- n. 编年史，年代记；记录
- vt. 记录；把…载入编年史
- chronicle:  English has a number of words derived from Greek khrónos ‘time’, among them chronology , chronometer ‘timepiece’ , and crony. And from its adjective kronikós ‘of time’ comes English chronic , by way of Latin chronicus, which in medieval times picked up the medical connotations which characterize the word today.
Greek bíblia khroniká meant ‘books about time’; hence khroniká came to be used on its own for ‘historical records’, passing via Latin chronica and Old French chronique to Anglo-Norman, where it acquired a new ending, cronicle. English took it over, and restored the Latin ch- spelling in the 16th century.
=> anachronism, chronic, chronology
- chronicle (n.)
- c. 1300, cronicle, from Anglo-French cronicle, from Old French cronique "chronicle" (Modern French chronique), from Latin chronica (neuter plural mistaken for fem. singular), from Greek ta khronika (biblia) "the (books of) annals, chronology," neuter plural of khronikos "of time, concerning time," from khronos "time" (see chrono-). Ending modified in Anglo-French, perhaps by influence of article. Old English had cranic "chronicle," cranicwritere "chronicler." The classical -h- was restored in English from 16c.
- chronicle (v.)
- c. 1400, croniclen, from chronicle (n.). Related: Chronicled; chronicling.
- 1. Before the Chronicle I used to take the Guardian.
- 2. I was a sub-editor on the foreign desk of the News Chronicle.
- 3. Her latest novel is a chronicle of life in a Devon village.
- 4. I heard the sad chronicle of his accidents.
- 5. The newly - published chronicle breaks down into eight major parts.
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