英 ['epɪkjʊə; 'epɪkjɔː]
- epicure:  The Greek philosopher Epicurus (Greek Epíkouros) (341–270 BC) evolved a code of life and behaviour which stressed the avoidance of pain, but since his time it has been stood on its head to signify the active seeking of pleasure – and particularly the pleasures of the table. Indeed, when the word epicure (which arrived via Latin epicūrus) was introduced into English it was even used for a ‘glutton’ – since toned down somewhat to ‘connoisseur of fine food and wine’.
- epicure (n.)
- late 14c., "follower of Epicurus," from Latinized form of Greek Epicouros (341-270 B.C.E.), Athenian philosopher who taught that pleasure is the highest good and identified virtue as the greatest pleasure; the first lesson recalled, the second forgotten, and the name used pejoratively for "one who gives himself up to sensual pleasure" (1560s), especially "glutton, sybarite" (1774). Epicurus's school was opposed by the stoics, who first gave his name a reproachful sense. Non-pejorative meaning "one who cultivates refined taste in food and drink" is from 1580s.
- 1. This cookery book have being wrote by a real epicure.
- 2. Each nibble was eaten with the air of an epicure.
- 3. Ogre that he was, he spoke like an epicure.
- 他虽是个吃人恶魔, 说话倒像个美食家.
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- 4. This cookery book has been written by a real epicure.
- 5. A devotee to sensuous and luxurious living; an epicure.
- 强烈的热爱者; 狂热爱好者.
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