- vt. 改变；交换
- n. 变化；找回的零钱
- vi. 改变；兑换
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来自PIE*kemb, 弯，转。词源同camp, cant, chamber.
- change:  Change goes back ultimately to Latin cambīre ‘barter’, which is probably of Celtic ancestry. A later form of the verb was cambiāre, whose most readily recognizable descendants are probably Italian cambio, which appears outside currency-exchange shops, and English cambium ‘layer of plant tissue’ , coined from the notion that it ‘changes’ into new layers. Another branch of development, however, was to Old French changier, source of English change.
- change (v.)
- early 13c., "to substitute one for another; to make (something) other than what it was" (transitive); from late 13c. as "to become different" (intransitive), from Old French changier "to change, alter; exchange, switch," from Late Latin cambiare "to barter, exchange," from Latin cambire "to exchange, barter," of Celtic origin, from PIE root *kemb- "to bend, crook" (with a sense evolution perhaps from "to turn" to "to change," to "to barter"); cognate with Old Irish camm "crooked, curved;" Middle Irish cimb "tribute," cimbid "prisoner;" see cant (n.2). Meaning "to take off clothes and put on other ones" is from late 15c. Related: Changed; changing. To change (one's) mind is from 1610s.
- change (n.)
- c. 1200, "act or fact of changing," from Anglo-French chaunge, Old French change "exchange, recompense, reciprocation," from changier (see change (v.)).
Meaning "a different situation" is from 1680s. Meaning "something substituted for something else" is from 1590s. The financial sense of "balance returned when something is paid for" is first recorded 1620s; hence to make change (1865). Bell-ringing sense is from 1610s. Related: changes. Figurative phrase change of heart is from 1828.
- 1. These large institutions make — and change—the rules to suit themselves.
- 2. 1998 was an important year for everyone: a time of change.
- 3. Eisenhower used his muscle to persuade Congress to change the law.
- 4. They have no wish for any change in the status quo.
- 5. South Africa was going through a period of irreversible change.
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