What does that mean? 你真的瞭解這個慣用語嗎?

Imagery buries itself in language and takes on new meaning. The transplanted and transformed sets of words are called “figures of speech.” For a figure of speech to be effective, however, a writer must first understand the original meaning of the phrase. The following sentence contains a common figure of speech. Its original meaning is explained.

“Avicenna’s pioneering work in neuropsychiatry was the dawn of understanding about the linkage between body and mind.”

“Dawn of understanding” alludes to the early morning hour when the sun rises above the horizon. The ability for us to see a greater distance rather suddenly returns when the darkness of night is replaced by daylight.
「曙光般清楚(Dawn of understanding)」暗指清晨當太陽初昇至水平線上,黑夜完全被陽光取代,我們才得以見到不同於黑夜的耀眼光亮。

As used in an academic paper about one of Persia’s notable thinkers, the figure of speech denotes enlightenment. That is, connections between our psychological and physiological conditions were beginning to be seen for the first time. As the “sunshine of scholarship” continued, more and more relationships between the mind and the body were discovered.

Posted at 2012-04-06 10:33:13

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