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来自盎格鲁法语 esquirel,来自古法语 escurueil,来自拉丁语 sciurus,来自希腊语 skiouros,松鼠， 来自 skia,影子，词源同 sciophobia,影子恐惧症，oura,尾巴，屁股，词源同 arse.因松鼠巨大 的尾巴而得名。
- squirrel:  The squirrel’s name means etymologically ‘little shadow-tail’. It comes via Anglo-Norman esquirel from Vulgar Latin *scūriōlus, a diminutive form of *scūrius. This was an alteration of Latin sciūrus ‘squirrel’ (now the scientific name for the squirrel genus), which in turn came from Greek skíouros, a compound formed from skiá ‘shadow’ and ourá ‘tail’.
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- squirrel (n.)
- early 14c., from Anglo-French esquirel, Old French escurueil "squirrel; squirrel fur" (Modern French écureuil), from Vulgar Latin *scuriolus, diminutive of *scurius "squirrel," variant of Latin sciurus, from Greek skiouros "a squirrel," literally "shadow-tailed," from skia "shadow" (see shine (v.)) + oura "tail," from PIE root *ors- "buttocks, backside" (see arse). Perhaps the original notion is "that which makes a shade with its tail." The Old English word was acweorna, which survived into Middle English as aquerne.
- squirrel (v.)
- "to hoard up, store away" (as a squirrel does nuts), 1939, from squirrel (n.). Related: Squirreled; squirreling.
- 1. The squirrel makes a store of nuts for the winter.
- 2. The squirrel stashes away nuts for winter.
- 3. A grey squirrel is scampering from limb to limb.
- 4. The driver of the car sheered to avoid hitting the squirrel.
- 5. He saved like a lunatic squirrel for a new ice age.
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