本の覚書

本と語学のはなし

辞書


 今日から、休みといえども平日と同じ時間に起床することにした。
 語学の勘もちょっと取り戻し、久し振りに部屋の掃除もして、4月からの生活に備える。


★『プログレッシブ和英中辞典 第3版』(小学館
★『COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary New Edition』(Collins)


 英英辞典はオックスフォードとロングマンのものを持っていて、コウビルドの評判の良いのは知っていたけれど、わざわざ買う気にはなれなかった。大学翻訳センターのコースガイドで勧めていたので、この機会にゲット。
 買ってしまうと、最初に引く英英はこれになってしまいそう。例えば「inherit」を比較してみる。


【オックスフォード】
1 to receive money, property, etc. from sb when they die
2 to have qualities, physical features, etc. that are similar to those of your parents, grandparents, etc.
3 if you inherit a particular situation from sb, you are now responsible for dealing with it, especially because you have replaced that person in their job


ロングマン
1 to receive money, property, etc from someone after they have died
2 if you inherit a situation, especially one in which problems have been caused by other people, you have to deale with it
3 to have the same character or appearance as your parents
4 to get something that someone else does not want any more


【コウビルド】
1 if you inherit money or property, you receive it from someone who has died
2 if you inherit something such as task, problem, or attitude, you get it from the people who used to have it, for example because you have taken over their job or been influenced by them
3 if you inherit a characteristic or quality, you are born with it, because your parents or ancestors also had it


 コウビルドは、徹底して辞書的定義を拒否しているようだ。

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