英 [kəʊv] 美 [kov]
  • n. 小湾;山凹;小峡谷
  • vt. 使内凹;使成拱形
  • vi. 内凹;成拱形
  • n. (Cove)人名;(英)科夫
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cove 小海湾

来自古英语cofa, 小室,兽穴,后在苏格兰方言指小海湾。最终词源不详,可能同chamber.

cove: [OE] Old English cofa meant ‘small room’, as used for sleeping in or as a storeroom. It was descended from Germanic *kubon, which was probably also the ultimate ancestor of cubbyhole [19] (the superficially similar cubicle is not related). In the late Old English period this seems to have developed in northern and Scottish dialects to ‘small hollow place in coastal rocks, cave’, and hence (although not, apparently, until as late as the 16th century) to ‘small bay’. (The other cove [16], a dated slang term for ‘chap’, may come from Romany kova ‘thing, person’.)
=> cubbyhole
cove (n.1)
early 14c., "den, cave," from Old English cofa "small chamber, cell," from Proto-Germanic *kubon (compare Old High German kubisi "tent, hut," German Koben "pigsty," Old Norse kofi "hut, shed"). Extension of meaning to "small bay" is 1580s, apparently via Scottish dialectal meaning "small hollow place in coastal rocks" (a survival of an Old English secondary sense).
cove (n.2)
"fellow, chap," slang from at least 1560s, said to be from Romany (Gypsy) cova "that man."
1. The fossils at Dinosaur Cove are embedded in hard sandstones.


2. The path dipped down to a sort of cove, and then it forked in two directions.


3. 'This is a handy cove,'says he, at length,'and a pleasant sittyated grog - shop.
“ 这海湾位置不错, ”他终于开口说道, “ 这小旅店算是选对了地方.

来自英汉文学 - 金银岛

4. The shore line is wooded, olive - green, a pristine cove.
岸边一带林木蓊郁, 嫩绿一片, 好一个山外的小海湾.


5. 'You are at the " Admiral Benbow ", Black Hill Cove, my good man,'said I.
“ 我的朋友, 你已经到了黑山湾的‘本鲍将军’旅店, ” 我说.

来自英汉文学 - 金银岛

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