mermaid

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John W. Waterhouse, A Mermaid, 1900

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源自中古英語 mermayde (海的少女),源自mere (海,湖) +‎ maid,等价于mer- +‎ maid。对比古英語 meremennmeremennenmeremenin (人鱼,妖女)

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mermaid(複數 mermaids

  1. 人鱼美人鱼
    近義詞: mergirlmerladymermaidenmerwoman
    同類詞: melusinenixiesiren
    上位詞: merperson
    下位詞: mermothermerqueen
    整體詞: merfolk
  2. (作修饰词) 青绿色
    mermaid smoothie
    青绿色奶昔
  3. (棄用) 妓女
    近義詞: hookerlady of the night
    • 1602Dekker,ThomasSatiromastix,act 4, scene 2:
      A gentleman, or an honest citizen shall not sit in your penny-bench theaters, with his squirrel by his side cracking nuts; nor sneak into a tavern with his mermaid; but he shall be satir'd and epigramm'd upon []
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