- n. 表征；代币；记号
- adj. 象征的；表意的；作为对某事的保证的
- vt. 象征；代表
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来自古英语 tacen,符号，象征，证据，来自 Proto-Germanic*taiknam,符号，标志，来自 PIE*teik, 显示，展示，词源同 teach,digit,toe.引申诸相关词义。
- token: [OE] A token is etymologically something that ‘shows’ you something. It comes from a prehistoric Germanic *taiknam, which also produced German zeichen ‘sign’. This in turn was formed from a base *taik- ‘show’, which also produced English teach.
- token (n.)
- Old English tacen "sign, symbol, evidence" (related to verb tæcan "show, explain, teach"), from Proto-Germanic *taiknam (cognates: Old Saxon tekan, Old Norse teikn "zodiac sign, omen, token," Old Frisian tekan, Middle Dutch teken, Dutch teken, Old High German zeihhan, German zeichen, Gothic taikn "sign, token"), from PIE root *deik- "to show" (see teach).
Meaning "coin-like piece of stamped metal" is first recorded 1590s. Older sense of "evidence" is retained in by the same token (mid-15c.), originally "introducing a corroborating circumstance" [OED].
- token (adj.)
- "nominal," 1915, from token (n.). In integration sense, first recorded 1960.
- 1. You described her as the token woman on the shortlist.
- 2. Don't forget to clip the token and stick it on your card.
- 3. By the same token , the everlasting interdependence is actually an everlasting love.
- 正如, 永远的依存,也是永远的爱.
- 4. This little gift is a token of our regard.
- 5. We offer this small token by way of appreciation.
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