- daisy[daisy 词源字典]
- daisy: [OE] The Anglo-Saxons named this familiar flower dæges ēage, literally ‘day’s eye’, from the fact that some species open in daylight hours to reveal their yellow disc, and close again at dusk. (The medieval Latin name for the daisy was solis oculus ‘sun’s eye’.)
=> day, eye[daisy etymology, daisy origin, 英语词源]
- daisy (n.)
- Old English dægesege, from dæges eage "day's eye," because the petals open at dawn and close at dusk. (See day (n.) + eye (n.)). In Medieval Latin it was solis oculus "sun's eye." As a female proper name said to have been originally a pet form of Margaret (q.v.).
Daisy-cutter first attested 1791, originally of horses that trot with low steps; later of cricket (1889) and baseball hits that skim along the ground. Daisy-chain in the "group sex" sense is attested from 1941. Pushing up daisies "dead" is attested from 1918, but variants with the same meaning go back to 1842.