简明英汉词典

quintessence
[kwin5tesns]
n.
精萃, 精华, 典范

美国传统词典[双解]

quintessence
quin.tes.sence
AHD:[kw1n-tμs“…ns]
D.J.[kwin6tes*ns]
K.K.[kw!n6tWs*ns]
n.(名词)

(1)

The pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing.
精华,精髓:事物纯正的、高度浓缩的精粹

(2)

The purest or most typical instance:
典型:最纯正或最典型的例子:
the quintessence of evil.
罪恶的化身

(3)

In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.
第五种要素:在古代和中世纪的哲学中,除了土、空气、火和水四大基本元素以外的第五种也是最高的精髓,被认为是天体的组成物质并潜伏在于所有事物之中

语源

(1)

Middle English
中古英语

(2)

from Old French quinte essence [fifth essence]
源自 古法语 quinte essence [第五种要素]

(3)

from Medieval Latin quoa
源自 中世纪拉丁语 quoa

(4)

Latin quoa [feminine of] quontus [fifth] * see penk we
拉丁语 quoa [] quontus的阴性词 [第五] *参见 penk we

(5)

Latin essentia [essence] translation of Greek pempt?a * see essence
拉丁语 essentia [本质] [x] 希腊语 pempt?译 *参见 essence

现代英汉词典

quintessence
[kwIn5tesEns]
n.
(常与of连用)精华, 精髓;本质

习惯用语

the quintessence of
…的精髓,…的本质;某事物最完美的榜样,典范

基本词义

quintessence
[kwIn5tesEns]
n.
精髓,本质

现代英汉综合大辞典

quintessence
[kwin5tesns]
n.

(1)

(古代哲学所说的)第五种基本物质(指空气、水、火、土之外)

(2)

精华; 精髓

(3)

典型, 典范

(4)

(物质的)本体, 实体, 本质, 实质

继承用法

-sential
adj.

(1)

精华的

(2)

完美的, 典型的 -sentially

词性变化

quintessence
[kwin5tesns]
adv.

美国传统词典

quintessence
quin.tes.sence
AHD:[kw1n-tμs“…ns]
D.J.[kwin6tes*ns]
K.K.[kw!n6tWs*ns]
n.

(1)

The pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing.

(2)

The purest or most typical instance:
the quintessence of evil.

(3)

In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.

语源

(1)

Middle English

(2)

from Old French quinte essence [fifth essence]

(3)

from Medieval Latin quoa

(4)

Latin quoa [feminine of] quontus [fifth] * see penk we

(5)

Latin essentia [essence] translation of Greek pempt?a * see essence

英汉航海大词典

quintessence
n.精华,典型

英汉化学大词典

quintessence
n.精髓,实体

英汉经贸大词典

quintessence
n.精华,典型,实体

英汉计算机大词典

quintessence
n.精髓(实体)

英汉建筑大词典

quintessence
n.精华,典范,实体

英汉能源大词典

quintessence
n.精髓,实体

英汉医学大词典

quintessence
n.精华,浓浸膏

英汉中医大词典

quintessence
n.精华,浓浸膏

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