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源自me (代词宾语形式) + think (似乎)。在近代英语中,被威廉·莎士比亚使用了不下150次,在中古英语中,杰弗里·乔叟使用me thinketh,而在古英语中,阿尔弗雷德大帝使用mē þyncþ。 对比德语中的等价用法mich dünkt


  • (英國) IPA(幫助)/mɪˈθɪŋks/
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methinks (过去式: methought

  1. (古旧或幽默)觉得;在我看来私以为
    • ~870-899, Alfred the Great:
      Forthy me thincth betre,
      gif iow swæ thincth,
      thæt we eac sumæ bec
    • ~1350-1400, Geoffrey Chaucer:
      Me thinketh accordant to reason
      To telle you al the condicion
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, King Richard III: III, i
      methinks the truth should live from age to age,
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act III, scene II
      The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
    • 1862 February, George Augustus [Henry] Sala, “The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous; a Narrative in Plain English, [] Chapter the Fourth. My Grandmother Dies, and I am Left Alone, without So Much as a Name.”, in George Augustus Sala, editor, Temple Bar: A London Magazine for Town and Country Readers, 卷IV, London: Office of "Temple Bar," 122 Fleet Street; Ward and Lock, 158 Fleet Street; New York, N.Y.: Willmer and Rogers, OCLC 145336762, page 304:
      And then methought my dream changed, and two Great Giants with heading-axes came striding over the bed, []
    • 2003, Arrested Development, "Bringing Up Buster":
      Dr. Tobias Funke: Methinks a cupid I shall play.