- vi. 群居；入蜂房；生活在蜂房中
- n. 蜂房，蜂巢；热闹的场所；熙攘喧闹的人群
- vt. 入蜂箱；贮备
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- hive: [OE] Hive comes ultimately from Indo- European *keup-, which denoted ‘round container, bowl’ and also produced Greek kúpellon ‘drinking vessel’, Latin cūpa ‘barrel’ (source of English coop, cooper, and cupola), and its post-classical offshoot cuppa (whence English cup). (A variant of the Indo-European base was the source of English head.) The Germanic descendant of *keup- was *khūf-, from which came Old Norse húfr ‘ship’s hull’ and English hive.
=> coop, cooper, cupola, cup, head
- hive (n.)
- Old English hyf "beehive," from Proto-Germanic *hufiz (cognates: Old Norse hufr "hull of a ship"), from PIE *keup- "round container, bowl" (cognates: Sanskrit kupah "hollow, pit, cave," Greek kypellon "cup," Latin cupa "tub, cask, vat"). Figurative sense of "swarming, busy place" is from 1630s. As a verb, of bees, etc., "to form themselves into a hive," c. 1400; "to put bees in a hive," mid-15c.
- 1. A dark cloud of bees comes swarming out of the hive.
- 2. Klockner plans to hive off its loss-making steel businesses.
- 3. Stuart Tannahill'sshed is a veritable hive of photographic creativity.
- 4. The hive is made of wood.
- 5. The bees were humming around the hive.
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