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1. The English soccer club Arsenal gets its name from its original home in Woolwich, south London, where there used to be a British government arsenal(英国政府兵工厂).
2. 阿森纳足球俱乐部（Arsenal Football Club），简称阿森纳队，昵称：枪手、 兵工厂。
来自阿拉伯语dar as-sina’ah. dar, 仓库。sina’ah，技艺，制造。进入意大利语指军火库。同英国阿森纳球队。
- arsenal:  The word arsenal has a complicated history, stretching back through Italian to Arabic. The Arabic original was dāras- sinā‘ah, literally ‘house of the manufacture’. This seems to have been borrowed into Venetian Italian, somehow losing its initial d, as arzaná, and been applied specifically to the large naval dockyard in Venice (which in the 15th century was the leading naval power in the Mediterranean).
The dockyard is known to this day as the Arzenale, showing the subsequent addition of the -al ending. English acquired the word either from Italian or from French arsenal, and at first used it only for dockyards (‘making the Arsenal at Athens, able to receive 1000 ships’, Philemon Holland’s translation of Pliny’s Natural history 1601); but by the end of the 16th century it was coming into more general use as a ‘military storehouse’.
The English soccer club Arsenal gets its name from its original home in Woolwich, south London, where there used to be a British government arsenal.
- arsenal (n.)
- c. 1500, "dockyard, dock with naval stores," from Italian arzenale, from Arabic dar as-sina'ah "workshop," literally "house of manufacture," from dar "house" + sina'ah "art, craft, skill," from sana'a "he made."
Applied by the Venetians to a large wharf in their city, which was the earliest reference of the English word. Sense of "public place for making or storing weapons and ammunition" is from 1570s. The London football club (1886) was named for the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, where the original players worked.
- 1. He was transferred from Crystal Palace to Arsenal for £2.5 million.
- 2. They possess a formidable arsenal of rifles, machine guns, landmines and teargas.
- 3. The score at full-time was Arsenal 1, Sampdoria 1.
- 4. David Seaman was back in the Arsenal goal after breaking a knuckle.
- 5. He has more punches in his arsenal than other boxers.
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