- n. 禁忌；禁止
- adj. 禁忌的；忌讳的
- vt. 禁忌；禁止
CET6 TEM4 IELTS GRE
由英国 18 世纪著名航海家库克船长带入英国，来自太平洋小岛某土著语言 ta-bu,神圣的。
- taboo (adj.)
- also tabu, 1777 (in Cook's "A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean"), "consecrated, inviolable, forbidden, unclean or cursed," explained in some English sources as being from Tongan (Polynesian language of the island of Tonga) ta-bu "sacred," from ta "mark" + bu "especially." But this may be folk etymology, as linguists in the Pacific have reconstructed an irreducable Proto-Polynesian *tapu, from Proto-Oceanic *tabu "sacred, forbidden" (compare Hawaiian kapu "taboo, prohibition, sacred, holy, consecrated;" Tahitian tapu "restriction, sacred;" Maori tapu "be under ritual restriction, prohibited"). The noun and verb are English innovations first recorded in Cook's book.
- 1. The Celtic word "geis" is usually translated as "taboo".
- 2. In the main, children are taboo in the workplace.
- 3. The topic of addiction remains something of a taboo.
- 4. So is there any taboo she wouldn't touch? Unhesitatingly she replies, "Politics."
- 5. a taboo on working on a Sunday
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