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tailor 裁缝,定制,定做

来自古法语 tailleor,裁缝,来自 tailler,剪,切,来自拉丁语 taliare,分开,剪开,来自 talea,砍,小枝,嫩枝,词源同 tally,retail.

tailor 裁缝

词源解释见detail词条。

词根词缀:tail切 + -or名词后缀,人

tailor (n.)

c. 1300, from Anglo-French tailour, Old French tailleor "tailor," also "stone-mason" (13c., Modern French tailleur), literally "a cutter," from tailler "to cut," from Late Latin or old Medieval Latin taliare "to split" (compare Medieval Latin taliator vestium "a cutter of clothes"), from Latin talea "a slender stick, rod, staff; a cutting, twig."

Although historically the tailor is the cutter, in the trade the 'tailor' is the man who sews or makes up what the 'cutter' has shaped. [OED]

The post-Latin sense development would be "piece of a plant cut for grafting," hence a verb, "cut a shoot," then, generally, "to cut." Possible cognates include Sanskrit talah "wine palm," Old Lithuanian talokas "a young girl," Greek talis "a marriageable girl" (for sense, compare slip of a girl, twiggy), Etruscan Tholna, name of the goddess of youth.

Kent. ... You cowardly rascal, nature disclaims in thee; a tailor made thee.
Corn. Thou art a strange fellow: a tailor make a man?
Kent. Ay, a tailor, sir: a stone cutter, or a painter, could not have made him so ill, though they had been but two hours at the trade.
["King Lear"]

One who makes outer garments to order, as opposed to a clothier, who makes them for sale ready-made. Tailor-made first recorded 1832 (in a figurative sense); literal sense was "heavy and plain, with attention to exact fit and with little ornamentation," as of women's garments made by a tailor rather than a dress-maker.

tailor (v.)

1660s, from tailor (n.). Figurative sense of "to design (something) to suit needs" is attested from 1942. Related: Tailored; tailoring.

monumental 不朽的,意义深远的

monumentally 巨大地,极其地,非常地

moo 牛叫声

mooch 乞讨,吃白食,闲逛

moocher 骗子,乞丐

mood 情绪,心情,心境

mood (语法)语气;心情,情绪

moody 情绪多变的,反复无常的

moody 脾气不好的,喜怒无常的

moon (月亮):北欧神话中的月亮神曼尼

moon 月球,月亮,卫星

moon 月亮,思念

moonbeam 月光

moonie 屁股

Moonie 文鲜明信徒

moonscape 月亮表面的荒凉景色

moonshine 私酿酒,非法配制并销售的威士忌

moonstone 月长石

moonstruck 因爱成痴的

moonwalk 太空舞步

moor 沼泽,荒野

Moor 摩尔人

moorhen 沼泽鸡,黑水鸡

mooring 系泊用具

moorland 高沼

moose 驼鹿

moot 大会,辩论会,模拟的,无实际意义的

moot court 模拟法庭

mop 拖把

mop 拖布

mop 拖把

moped 摩托自行车

moppet 小女孩

moquette 绒头织布

moraine 冰碛

moral 道德规范,道义,品德,道德的,道义的

moral 道德(上)的,精神的

moral fiber 道义力量

morale 士气

morale 士气,民心

moralist 卫道士,道学家

moralistic 说教的

morality 道德,准则

morality 道德,德行

moralization 道德说教,伦理课程,道义

moralize 从道德上解释,教化

moralize 进行道德说教

morass 沼泽

morass 沼泽,困境

morass 沼泽

moratorium 暂停,中止

moray 海鳝

morbid 病态的

mordacious 咬痛的,锐利的,刻薄的

mordant 讽刺的

more 更多

moreish 可口的,还想吃的

morel 牛肚菌

morello 黑樱桃,欧洲酸樱桃

moreover 此外

mores 风俗习惯,传统

mores 风俗,习惯,民德,道德观念

moribund 垂死的,行将灭亡的

Mormon 摩门教徒

morn 早晨,上午

morning 早晨,上午

morning coat 晨燕尾服

morning glory 牵牛花,朝开夕闭

morocco 摩洛哥山羊皮革

moron 笨蛋,蠢货

morose 忧郁的,闷闷不乐的

morph 图像平稳变换

morpheme 词素

Morpheus 梦神摩尔甫斯

Morpheus 梦神,摩耳甫斯(睡梦之神)

morphine (吗啡):希腊神话中的梦神摩尔甫斯

morphine 吗啡

Morphine 吗啡

morphology 形态学

morris dance 莫里斯舞

morrow 次日,明天

Mors 死神墨尔斯/桑纳托斯(Thanatos)

Morse code 莫尔斯电码

morsel 少量,小块食物

mortal (总有一死的):罗马神话的死神墨尔斯

mortal 终有一死的;致命的

mortal 死亡的,致命的,终有一死的,凡人

mortality 死亡率

mortality 死亡率,死亡数量

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