- n. 群；棉束（等于floc）
- vt. 用棉束填满
- vi. 聚集；成群而行
- n. (Flock)人名；(德、瑞典)弗洛克
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2. perhaps is the metathesis form of folk.
3. Birds of a feather flock together(物以类聚，人以群分).
4. flocc- => flock.
5. lock 一束长发 => flock.
6. block, bloc => flock, floc.
7. fly + lock => flock.
词源不详。可能来自folk, 人们，民众。原指一群人或队伍，后来才用来指兽群，羊群。参照基督教牧师，其原义即为牧羊人。flock 绒毛
来自拉丁语floccus, 羊毛，发绺，词源同floss, fleece.
- flock (n.1)
- Old English flocc "a group of persons, company, troop," related to Old Norse flokkr "crowd, troop, band," Middle Low German vlocke "crowd, flock (of sheep);" of unknown origin, not found in other Germanic languages; perhaps related to folc "people," but the metathesis would have been unusual for Old English.
In Old English of humans only; extended c. 1200 to "a number of animals of one kind moving or feeding together;" of domestic animals c. 1300. The special reference to birds is recent (19c.). Transferred to bodies of Christians, in relation to Christ or their pastor, from mid-14c.
- flock (n.2)
- "tuft of wool," mid-13c., also found in continental Germanic and Scandinavian, all probably from Old French floc, from Latin floccus "flock of wool, lock of hair."
- flock (v.)
- c. 1300 "gather, congregate" (intransitive), from flock (n.1). Related: Flocked; flocking.
- 1. A flock of birds flew towards us slowly from far away.
- 2. A flock of birds was already warbling a cheerful morning chorus.
- 3. They kept a small flock of sheep.
- 4. A flock of crows wheeled overhead.
- 5. a small flock of laying hens
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