- 1. 起源於；來自 The English language derives mainly from the Germanic stock. 英語主要來自於日爾曼語系。
e.g:The custom "is derived from" South America. e.g...了道『演變的過程』在其中，所以此處用be derived from。 e.g: The superstition of the aboriginal...
...you say that something such as a word or feeling derives or is derived from something else, you mean that it comes from that thing. derive from 由...得來...
Symbols derive from culture. Furniture is also a kind of symbol, whose style ...of people's living. 2011-06-30 12:25:36 補充： 其實這個發源自＂derive from＂用主動跟被動都可以啦，但是現在據我了解，西方的教授現在很不愛被動用法...