- n. 刺；[植] 荆棘
- n. (Thorn)人名；(柬)通；(英)索恩；(法、德、丹、瑞典)托恩
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来自古英语 thorn,刺，荆棘，来自 Proto-Germanic*thurnuz,刺，来自 PIE*stei,尖刺，尖木棍， 词源同 stick,thistle.
- thorn: [OE] Thorn is an ancient word, which goes all the way back to an Indo-European *trnus. The Germanic descendant of this was *thurnuz, which evolved into German dorn, Dutch doorn, Swedish and Danish torn, and English thorn.
- thorn (n.)
- Old English þorn "sharp point on a stem or branch," earlier "thorny tree or plant," from Proto-Germanic *thurnuz (cognates: Old Saxon, Old Frisian thorn, Dutch doorn, Old High German dorn, German Dorn, Old Norse þorn, Gothic þaurnus), from PIE *trnus (cognates: Old Church Slavonic trunu "thorn," Sanskrit trnam "blade of grass," Greek ternax "stalk of the cactus," Irish trainin "blade of grass"), from *(s)ter-n- "thorny plant," from root *ster- (1) "stiff" (see stark).
Figurative sense of "anything which causes pain" is recorded from early 13c. (thorn in the flesh is from II Cor. xii:7). Also an Anglo-Saxon and Icelandic runic letter (þ), named for the word of which it was the initial (see -th-).
- 1. Richard Chamberlain has agreed to make a sequel to "The Thorn Birds".
- 2. The Party was a thorn in the flesh of his coalition.
- 3. She's a real thorn in his side.
- 4. He removes a thorn from a lion's paw.
- 5. Thorn's electronics operation employs around 5,000 people.
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