- vi. 裂开，张开；打呵欠
- n. 裂口，张嘴；呵欠
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1. PIE base *ghai- / *ghi- "yawn, gape" => chasm (from Greek khaskein / khainein "yawn, gape").
2. PIE base *ghai- / *ghi- "yawn, gape" => hiatus (from Latin hiare "yawn, gape").
3. PIE base *ghai- / *ghi- "yawn, gape" => gap, gape, yawn.
4. gap => gape.
来自PIE*ghai, 打呵欠，张口，词源同yawn. 引申义吃惊。
- gape:  Gape and the related gap  are of Scandinavian origin. English borrowed the verb from Old Norse gapa ‘open the mouth’, which survives in modern Scandinavian languages as Swedish gapa and Danish gabe. Old Norse gap ‘chasm’ (source of Swedish gap ‘mouth’ and Danish gab ‘opening, open mouth’) was originally taken over by English in the specific sense ‘hole in a wall or hedge’; the broader modern range of meanings began to emerge in the 16th century.
=> gap, yawn
- gape (v.)
- early 13c., from an unrecorded Old English word or else from Old Norse gapa "to open the mouth wide, gape" (see gap (n.)). Related: Gaped; gaping. As a noun, "act of opening the mouth," from 1530s.
- 1. His secretary stopped taking notes to gape at me.
- 2. He looks down at the gape void at his feet.
- 3. He must be a very strange - looking camel driver for people to gape like that.
来自汉英文学 - 骆驼祥子
- 4. Dont gape: its rude!
- 5. Don't gape it's rude!
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