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get one's own back について

I was the middle child of three, but there was a gap of five years on either side, and I barely saw my father before I was eight. For this and other reasons I was somewhat lonely, and I soon developed disagreeable mannerisms which made me unpopular throughout my schooldays. I had the lonely child’s habit of making up stories and holding conversations with imaginary persons, and I think from the very start my literary ambitions were mixed up with the feeling of being isolated and undervalued. I knew that I had a facility with words and a power of facing unpleasant facts, and I felt that this created a sort of private world in which I could get my own back for my failure in everyday life. (Why I Write by George Orwell) *この英文の最後の方に"get my own back"という部分が出てきますが、 (I felt that this created a sort of private world in which I could get my own back for my failure in everyday life.) 辞書を引くと「・・・復讐する」とありました。 イディオムとして覚えてしまえばそれまでですが、語源的に自分自身のbackを得る(?)ことがなぜ「復讐する」という意味になるのでしょうか? 解説をお願い致します。


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日々の生活での失敗に対して、自分自身のものを取り戻す ownは名詞で「本来自分自身のものであるはずのもの」みたいな意味だと思います。



回答して頂いてありがとうございました。 get・・・backで「・・・を取り戻す」という意味がありますね。 なんとなくですがわかりました。


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