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来自fort, 坚固，坚强，堡垒。-ess, 名词后缀，词源同duress, largess,noblesse.
- fortress: see fort
- fortress (n.)
- early 14c., from Old French forteresse, forterece "strong place, fortification" (12c.), variant of fortelesse, from Medieval Latin fortalitia, from Latin fortis "strong" (see fort) + -itia, added to adjectives to form nouns of quality or condition. French -ess from Latin -itia also is in duress, largesse, riches. For change of medial -l- to -r- in Old French, compare orne "elm" from Latin ulmus; chartre from cartula; chapitre from capitulum.
- 1. The fortress was proof against the techniques of attack then in use.
- 2. The low sun lit the fortress walls with yellow light.
- 3. a fortress town enclosed by four miles of ramparts
- 4. The easiest way to capture a fortress is from within.
- 5. A valiant assault force does not fear a strong fortress.
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