etymology of revise

有些词源,如果看得懂的话,其实蛮有意思的。

revise这个词直译就是再看一遍,其中的-vise跟visit是同源的

 revise

re·vise (rĭ-vīz)
tr.v. re·vised, re·vis·ing, re·vis·es
To prepare a newly edited version of (a text).
To reconsider and change or modify: I have revised my opinion of him. See Synonyms at correct.
n. Printing (rēvīz, rĭ-vīz)
A proof made from an earlier proof on which corrections have been made.


[Latin revīsere, to visit again, look at again  : re-, re- + vīsere, frequentative of vidēre, to see; see review.]

 

以前的时候总觉得漢字很直觀——象形。然而實際上用久了,除了文字本身寫出來,每一個單字更加有个性一点,容易辨别之外,也沒有多少直觀。

“漢”這個字,除了三點水能让人看懂是条河,右边→_→那个东西,是个甚鸟?为啥字音又作hàn?

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