- vi. 统治；支配；盛行；君临
- n. 统治；统治时期；支配
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来自拉丁语 regnum,王国，统治，来自 regere,统治，管理，词源同 regal,regulate.
- reign:  Reign goes back via Old French reignier to Latin rēgnāre ‘be king, rule’, a derivative of rēgnum ‘kingship’ (source of English interregnum ). This was closely related to rēx ‘king’ (source of English regal, royal, etc), and also to regere ‘rule’ (source of English rector, regent, etc).
=> interregnum, regent
- reign (n.)
- early 13c., "kingdom," from Old French reigne "kingdom, land, country" (Modern French règne), from Latin regnum "kingship, dominion, rule, realm," related to regere (see regal). Meaning "period of rule" first recorded mid-14c.
- reign (v.)
- "to hold or exercise sovereign power," late 13c., from Old French regner "rule, reign" (12c.), from Latin regnare "have royal power, be king, rule, reign," from regnum (see reign (n.)). Related: Reigned; reigning; regnal.
- 1. The commanders accused him of carrying out a reign of terror.
- 2. More and more nobles made Moscow their home during Catherine's reign.
- 3. Archaeologists have dated the fort to the reign of Emperor Antoninus Pius.
- 4. The reign of Queen Elizabeth lapped over into the seventeenth century.
- 5. Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
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