- n. 驹（尤指一岁以下的马、驴、骡）
- vi. （马等）生仔
- vt. （马等）生仔
来自PIE*pulo, 小的，小动物，词源同pullet, pupil, filly.
- foal: [OE] Foal goes back to a prehistoric source meaning ‘young, offspring’, which also produced Latin puer ‘child’ and English pony, poultry, pullet, pullulate, and even pool ‘common fund’. Its main Germanic descendant was *folon, which gave German fohlen and füllen, Dutch veulen, Swedish föl, and English foal, but another derivative of the same Germanic base produced English filly , probably borrowed from Old Norse fylja.
=> filly, pony, pool, poultry, pullet, pullulate
- foal (n.)
- Old English fola "foal, colt," from Proto-Germanic *fulon (cognates: Old Saxon folo, Middle Dutch volen, Dutch veulen, Old Norse foli, Old Frisian fola, Old High German folo, German Fohlen, Gothic fula), from PIE *pulo- "young of an animal" (cognates: Greek polos "foal," Latin pullus "a young animal," Albanian pele "mare"), suffixed form of root *pau- (1) "few, little" (see few).
- foal (v.)
- "give birth (to a foal)," late 14c., from foal (n.). Related: Foaled; foaling.
- 1. Comet also sired the champion foal out of Spinway Harvest.
- 2. The mare is due to foal today.
- 3. The mare has just thrown a foal in the stable.
- 4. The mare is carrying a foal now.
- 5. I'm a foal. I'm your granddaughter. Come with me.
- 我是一匹小马.我是你的孙女. 请跟我来.
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