CET6+ TEM4 IELTS TOEFL
dino-, 恐怖的，词源同dire. -saur，蜥蜴，用于指恐龙。
- dinosaur:  Dinosaur means literally ‘terrible lizard’ (something of a misnomer, since dinosaurs are not particularly closely related to modern lizards). The word was coined around 1840 from Greek deinós ‘terrible’ (which goes back to the same Indo-European base, *dwei-, as produced English dire ) and sauros ‘lizard’ (which occurs in its Latin form saurus in the names of specific dinosaurs, such as brontosaurus and tyrannosaurus).
- dinosaur (n.)
- 1841, coined in Modern Latin by Sir Richard Owen, from comb. form of Greek deinos "terrible" (see dire) + sauros "lizard" (see -saurus). Figurative sense of "person or institution not adapting to change" is from 1952.
- 1. The fossils at Dinosaur Cove are embedded in hard sandstones.
- 2. The largest brain possessed by any dinosaur weighed about a kilogram.
- 3. Have you ever seen a dinosaur?
- 4. In Alberta and Saskatchewan there are many hills where dinosaur bones were found.
- 5. The ground floor of the museum is taken up by the skeleton of a dinosaur.
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