来自古英语grighund.来自grig,母狗，拼写受grey 影响，-hund,狗，词源同hound.大多数这 种狗并非灰白色。
- greyhound: [OE] Most greyhounds are not grey – and there is no etymological reason why they should be. For the element grey- in their name has no connection with the colour-term grey. It comes from an unrecorded Old English *grīeg ‘bitch’, a relative of Old Norse grøy ‘bitch’.
- greyhound (n.)
- Old English grighund (West Saxon), greghund (Anglian) "greyhound," probably from grig- "bitch," a word of unknown etymology, + hund "dog" (see hound (n.)). The first element in the name apparently has nothing to do with color, as most of the hounds are not gray, but the exact sense of it must have been early forgotten, as it has been long associated with the color in popular imagination. In some Middle English forms it appears to be conformed to Grew, an old word for "Greek" (from Old French Griu). The Old Norse form of the word is preserved in Hjalti's couplet that almost sparked war between pagans and Christians in early Iceland:
Vilkat goð geyja
grey þykkjumk Freyja
I will not blaspheme the gods,
but I think Freyja is a bitch
- 1. In Norman England, the greyhound was a symbol of nobility.
- 2. Selective breeding may result in a greyhound running faster and seeing better than a wolf.
- 3. He gaged a costly ring upon the speed of his greyhound.
- 4. You can find Greyhound almost in every city, big or small.
- 他们也可以通过车窗看见城市和乡镇, 但是很少乘客每天都在乘火车.
- 5. In the early 1900 s, huge crowds would gather to watch greyhound coursing.
- 在20世纪初期, 看灰狗赛跑的人越来越多.
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