CET4 TEM4 TOEFL CET6
来自古英语 spearwa,来自 Proto-Germanic*sparwan,来自 PIE*sper,麻雀，小鸟，可能来自拟声
- sparrow (n.)
- small brownish-gray bird (Passer domesticus), Old English spearwa, from Proto-Germanic *sparwan (cognates: Old Norse spörr, Old High German sparo, German Sperling, Gothic sparwa), from PIE *spor-wo-, from root *sper- (3), forming names of small birds (cognates: Cornish frau "crow;" Old Prussian spurglis "sparrow;" Greek spergoulos "small field bird," psar "starling"). In use, with qualifying words, of many small, sparrow-like birds. Sparrowfarts (1886) was Cheshire slang for "very early morning."
- 1. Mr Sparrow has acted with commendable speed.
- 2. A sparrow may be small but it has all the vital organs.
- 3. The sparrow crossed the lawn in a series of hops.
- 4. With a flap of its wings the sparrow flew off.
- 5. A sparrow is very alert in its movements.
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