- hymen: see sew
- hymen (n.)
- 1610s, from French hymen (16c.), from medical Latin, ultimately from Greek hymen "membrane (especially 'virginal membrane,' the membrane par excellence); thin skin," from PIE *syu-men-, from root *syu- "to bind, sew" (see sew). Originally any membrane; present specific meaning begins with Vesalius in the 1555 edition of De humani corporis fabrica. Apparently not directly connected to Hymen, the god of marriage, but sharing the same root and supposed to be related in folk etymology.
- 1580s, Greek god of marriage, represented as a youth carrying a torch and a veil, perhaps etymologically "the joiner," literally "the one who sews" (two together); see hymen.
- 1. Among her children, but not by Hephaestus , were Eros, and Anteros , Hymen, and Hermaphroditus.
- 阿佛洛狄忒的孩子厄洛斯 、 安忒洛斯、许墨恩和赫耳玛佛洛狄托斯, 都不是与赫费斯托斯所生.
- 2. I actually first saw the book with a quality assurance hymen.
- 3. Objective To probe into the value of imperforate hymen diagnosed by ultrasound.
- 4. What was and is the psychosocial significance of the hymen?
- 5. In some cases , the hymen is even absent altogether.
[ hymen 造句 ]