CET6 TEM4 IELTS
1、con- "with, together" + dol- + -ence.
2、字面含义：suffer with another, suffer together.
con-, 强调。-dol, 伤心，词源同doleful, indolence.
- condolence:  Condolence and sympathy are parallel formations: both go back to classical originals (late Latin condolēre and Greek sumpátheia respectively) which meant literally ‘together-suffering’. Latin condolēre was a compound verb formed from the prefix com- ‘together’ and dolēre ‘suffer pain’ (source of English dolour and doleful). This entered English in the 16th century as the now seldom encountered verb condole, but the comparative frequency of the noun condolence is probably due to the early 17th-century adoption of French condoléance (the spelling condoleance was common in English in the 17th and 18th centuries).
=> doleful, dolour
- condolence (n.)
- c. 1600, from Late Latin condolere "to suffer together" (see condole) + -ence. Often in form condoleance 1600-1800.
- 1. Neil sent him a letter of condolence.
- 2. Please accept my condolence on your mother's death.
- 3. You should, however , send a letter of condolence to your father - in - law . "
- 但汝 岳父 处应去一信唁之. ”
来自汉英文学 - 围城
- 4. I was touched, I said something in condolence with him.
- 我受感动了, 说了些话安慰他.
- 5. He sent a message of condolence.
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