- n. 情歌；小曲
- n. (Madrigal)人名；(西)马德里加尔
- madrigal:  Etymologically, madrigal denotes a ‘simple song, such as might just have sprung from the mother’s womb’. It comes ultimately from medieval Latin mātricālis ‘simple, primitive’, a derivative of Latin mātrix ‘womb’. (And mātrix itself, source of English matrix  and matriculate  – etymologically ‘put on a list’, from a later metaphorical use of the Latin noun for ‘list’ – was a derivative of māter ‘mother’.) Mātricālis passed into Italian as madrigale, where it was used as a noun for a ‘simple unaccompanied song’.
=> matriculate, matrix
- madrigal (n.)
- "short love poem," also "part-song for three or more voices," 1580s, from Italian madrigale, probably from Venetian dialect madregal "simple, ingenuous," from Late Latin matricalis "invented, original," literally "of or from the womb," from matrix (genitive matricis) "womb" (see matrix).
- 1. When Mary finally appeared, she made her apologies to Mrs Madrigal.
- 2. Mrs. Madrigal heaped more carrots onto Michael'splate.
- 3. Mrs. Madrigal buttered another piece of toast.
- 4. Mrs. Madrigal began drying dishes.
- 5. You look like a melodious madrigal, beautiful snowy mountain, beautiful prairie.
- 你象一只悠扬的牧歌, 美了雪山, 美了草原.
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