- visit[visit 词源字典]
- visit:  Visit is one of a large family of English words that go back to Latin vidēre ‘see’. This in turn was descended from the Indo-European base *woid-, *weid-, *wid-, which also produced English wise and wit. Other members of the family include envy, revise , survey, video , view, visa, visage, visible , vision , visor, vista , and visual . Visit itself comes from the Latin derivative visitāre, which meant literally ‘go to see’.
=> envy, revise, survey, video, view, visa, visible, vision, visor, vista, visual, wise, wit[visit etymology, visit origin, 英语词源]
- visit (v.)
- c. 1200, "come to (a person) to comfort or benefit," from Old French visiter "to visit; inspect, examine; afflict" (12c.) and directly from Latin visitare "to go to see, come to inspect," frequentative of visere "behold, visit" (a person or place), from past participle stem of videre "to see, notice, observe" (see vision). Originally of the deity, later of pastors and doctors (c. 1300), general sense of "pay a call" is from mid-13c. Meaning "come upon, afflict" (in reference to sickness, punishment, etc.) is recorded in English from mid-14c. Related: Visited; visiting.
- visit (n.)
- 1620s, "friendly or formal call upon someone," from visit (v.) and from French visite (n.). From 1800 as "short or temporary trip to some place." With pay (v.) since 1650s.