mayhem

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Middle English mayme、mahaime < Anglo-Norman mahaim(“残伤”) < Old French mahaign(“身体的残伤,缺肢”) < Germanic < 原始日耳曼语 *maidijanan 使残废,使受伤(对比 Middle High German meidem、meiden(“阉割的马”)、 Old Norse meiða(“使受伤”)、哥特语 maidjan(“更改、伪造”)),[1] < 原始印欧语 *mei 变化,更改。 另见 mad


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n. mayhem{{{1}}}。

  1. 骚乱,慌乱,不安
    She waded into the mayhem, elbowing between taller men to work her way to the front of the crowd. 她慌了,推挤身边的高个子男人们,冲到人群的前边。
    The fighting dogs created mayhem in the flower beds. 两狗相斗,把花坛弄得一团糟。
    What if the legendary hero Robin Hood had been born into the mayhem of the 20th century? 若是传奇人物罗宾汉生在混乱的20世纪会怎样?


参考[编辑]

  1. Philip Babcock, ed., Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged, s.v. "mayhem" (Springfield, Mass:Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1993.