前缀be-, 强调。tween, 二，词源同two.
between: [OE] The second syllable of between is related to two and twin; the word as a whole seems to represent an original phrase meaning something like ‘by two each’. Old English betwēonum reflects a Germanic *twēon, reduced from an earlier *twikhnai; this represents the base *twīkh- (from which we get two) plus an -n suffix with apparently some sort of distributive function. The related betwixt comes ultimately from Germanic *twa ‘two’ and the element *-isk- ‘-ish’.
=> twin, two
- between (prep.)
- Old English betweonum "between, among, by turns," Mercian betwinum, from bi- "by" (see be-) + tweonum dative plural of *tweon "two each" (compare Gothic tweih-nai "two each"). Between a rock and a hard place is from 1940s, originally cowboy slang. Between-whiles is from 1670s.
- 1. The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.
- 2. What will be the effect of the alliance between IBM and Apple?
- 3. The ideological divisions between the parties aren't always obvious.
- 4. There has always been a difference between community radio and commercial radio.
- 5. I drain the pasta, then I share it out between two plates.