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旋元佑英语单词词源大挪移 方位字根(2) medi, mid = middle 中间

Part 2 字根 表示{方位}的字根 medi, mid = middle 中间

入门字

immediately (adv.) 立即

im/ medi/ ately
not/ middle/ 副词字尾

进阶字

1. median (a.) 中等的

medi/ an
middle/ 形容词字尾

When the typical median-income household cannot afford to buy a house on mortgage, the economy is obviously in serious trouble.
一般的中等收入家庭如果贷款也无力购屋的时候, 经济显然出了大问题。

2. mediation (n.) 调停

medi/ ation
middle/ 名词字尾

The settlement in Bosnia was a result of U.N. mediation.
波士尼亚的和解是联合国调停的结果。

3. medieval (a.) 中古时期的

medi/ ev/ al
middle/ age/ 形容词字尾

Dante's Divine Comedy and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales are generally regarded as the highest achievements of medieval literature.
但丁的《神曲》与乔叟的《坎特伯里故事》公认是中古时代文学的登峰造极之作。

4. mediocre (a.) 平庸的

medi/ ocre
middle/ peak

You needn't bother going to the concert, the pianist is merely mediocre.
演奏会不去也罢——这位钢琴家没什么才华。

5. amid (prep.) 在...之中

a/ mid
at/ middle

The government minister suddenly resigned last week, amid rumors that he recently called a prostitute to his residence.
据说这位部长最近曾召妓到家。上周在留言包围中,他突然宣布辞职。

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