词源趣谈 | obese 肥胖的

源于拉丁语动词obdere devour(吞食)的过去分词形式obesus。大概是基于吞食可能发胖这一点,obese被赋予“肥胖的”一义。

  • The tendency to become obese is at least in part hereditary.
    发胖至少有一部分是源于遗传。
  • Obese people tend to have higher blood pressure than lean people.
    胖人常常比瘦人血压高。