CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
来自拉丁词bestia, 野兽，同bestial, 狂野的。
- beast:  Beast replaced deer as the general word for ‘animal’ in the 13th century (deer of course remained in use for antlered animals of the family Cervidae), and was itself replaced by animal in the 17th century. It entered English via Old French beste from Latin bēstia (source of English bestial ).
- beast (n.)
- c. 1200, from Old French beste "animal, wild beast," figuratively "fool, idiot" (11c., Modern French bête), from Vulgar Latin *besta, from Latin bestia "beast, wild animal," which is of unknown origin. Used to translate Latin animal. Replaced Old English deor (see deer) as the generic word for "wild creature," only to be ousted 16c. by animal. Of persons felt to be animal-like in various senses from early 13c. Of the figure in the Christian apocalypse story from late 14c.
- 1. Disney's "Beauty And The Beast" has won rave reviews.
- 2. Bully! Hooligan! Beast! Let me go, let go!
- 3. This man is an animal, a beast.
- 4. The unicorn is an imaginary beast.
- 5. When he's drunk, he's a beast.
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