abyss 俺必死, 额必死，因为掉入了深渊所以必死无疑 n. 深渊,无底洞, [古]地狱, 阴间
2. abyss 【俺必死，掉下必死】 万丈深渊
前缀a-, 没有。词根byss, 底，词源同base, 底，低下。
- abyss:  English borrowed abyss from late Latin abyssus, which in turn derived from Greek ábussos. This was an adjective meaning ‘bottomless’, from a- ‘not’ and bussós ‘bottom’, a dialectal variant of buthós (which is related to bathys ‘deep’, the source of English bathyscape). In Greek the adjective was used in the phrase ábussos limnē ‘bottomless lake’, but only the adjective was borrowed into Latin, bringing with it the meaning of the noun as well.
In medieval times, a variant form arose in Latin – abysmus. It incorporated the Greek suffix -ismós (English -ism). It is the source of French abîme, and was borrowed into English in the 13th century as abysm (whence the 19th-century derivative abysmal). It began to be ousted by abyss in the 16th century, however, and now has a distinctly archaic air.
- abyss (n.)
- late 14c., earlier abime (c. 1300, from a form in Old French), from Late Latin abyssus "bottomless pit," from Greek abyssos (limne) "bottomless (pool)," from a- "without" (see a- (2)) + byssos "bottom," possibly related to bathos "depth."
- 1. The country was on the brink of an abyss.
- 2. Ahead of them was a gaping abyss.
- 3. The people are plunged into an abyss of misery.
- 4. He is plunging into an abyss of despair.
- 5. The old society was an abyss of darkness.
[ abyss 造句 ]