- conj. 但是；而是；然而
- adv. 仅仅，只
- prep. 除…以外
- n. (But)人名；(俄、罗)布特；(越)笔
来自古英语butan。b同by, 在旁。-ut, 同out，向外。
but: [OE] But originally meant ‘outside’. It was a compound word formed in prehistoric West Germanic from *be (source of English by) and *ūtana (related to English out). This gave Old English būtan, which quickly developed in meaning from ‘outside’ to ‘without, except’, as in ‘all but me’ (the sense ‘outside’ survived longer in Scotland than elsewhere). The modern conjunctive use of but did not develop until the late 13th century.
=> by, out
- but (adv., prep.)
- Old English butan, buton "unless, except; without, outside," from West Germanic *be-utan, a compound of *be- "by" (see by) + *utana "out, outside; from without," from ut "out" (see out (adv.)). Not used as a conjunction in Old English. As a noun from late 14c.
- 1. " And " , " but " and " whereas " are conjunctions.
- and, but 和whereas是连词.
- 2. A miracle is something that seems impossible but happens anyway.
- 3. For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?
- 4. English has hurt me a thousand times, but I still regard it as my first love.
- 5. The happiest are not those who own all the best things, but those who can appreciate the beauty of life.