- n. 蜂蜜；宝贝；甜蜜
- adj. 甘美的；蜂蜜似的
- vt. 对…说甜言蜜语；加蜜使甜
- vi. 奉承；说甜言蜜语
- n. (Honey)人名；(英)霍尼
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- honey: [OE] Our Indo-European ancestors were very fond of honey, and their word for it, based on *melit-, has come down to many modern European languages, such as French and Spanish miel, Italian miele, and Welsh mel (it also contributed to English mellifluous, mildew, and molasses). The Germanic languages, however, have not persisted with it.
Their words for ‘honey’ (which also include German honig, Dutch honing, Swedish honung, and Danish honning) come from a prehistoric West and North Germanic *khunagom or *khunanggom. This may originally have described the colour of honey; it has been linked with Greek knēkós ‘pale yellow’ and Sanskrit kāncana- ‘golden’.
- honey (n.)
- Old English hunig, from Proto-Germanic *hunagam- (cognates: Old Norse hunang, Swedish honung, Old Saxon huneg, Old Frisian hunig, Middle Dutch honich, Dutch honig, Old High German honang, German Honig "honey"); perhaps from PIE *k(e)neko- "yellow, golden" (cognates: Sanskrit kancanum, Welsh canecon "gold"). The more common Indo-European word is represented by Gothic miliþ (from PIE *melith "honey;" see Melissa). A term of endearment from at least mid-14c. Meaning "anything good of its kind" is 1888, American English.
- honey (v.)
- mid-14c., from honey (n.). Related: Honeyed; honeying.
- 1. Add more honey if you have a sweet tooth.
- 2. Now don't talk so loud and bother him, honey.
- 3. Sweeten dishes sparingly with honey, or con-centrated apple or pear juice.
- 4. The Australians fry their bananas and sweeten them with honey.
- 5. Add honey to counterbalance the acidity.
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