vow englannista suomeksi
lupaus, vala, vakuutus
vannoa, vakuuttaa, luvata
(RQ:King James Version)
(quote-journal)| title=Where the profound meets the profane| passage=Swearing doesn't just mean what we now understand by "dirty words". It is entwined, in social and linguistic history, with the other sort of swearing: vows and oaths. Consider for a moment the origins of almost any word we have for bad language – "profanity", "curses", "oaths" and "swearing" itself.
*1786, (w), ''The Worship of Priapus'':
- There are also waxen vows, that represent other parts of the body mixed with them; but of these there are few in comparison of the number of the Priapi.
To make a vow; to promise.
- When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it.
1673, (w), ''Christian Directory''
- We do not vow that we will never sin, nor neglect a duty (nor ought we to do so).
To make a vow regarding (something).
''The wronged woman vowed revenge.''
To declare publicly that one has made a vow, usually to show one's determination or to announce an act of retaliation.
''The rebels vowed to continue their fight.''