- larceny:  The Latin word for ‘robber’ was latrō. Its original meaning was ‘mercenary soldier’, and it came from Greek látron ‘pay’ (a relative of latreíā ‘service, worship’, which provided the suffix in such English words as idolatry and bardolatry). From latrō was derived latrōcinium ‘robbery’, which passed into English via Old French larcin and its Anglo- Norman derivative *larcenie.
- larceny (n.)
- late 15c., with -y (3) + Anglo-French larcin (late 13c.), from Old French larrecin, larcin "theft, robbery" (11c.), from Latin latrocinium "robbery, freebooting, highway-robbery, piracy," from latro "robber, bandit," also "hireling, mercenary," ultimately from a Greek source akin to latron "pay, hire, wages," from a suffixed form of PIE root *le- (1) "to get."
- 1. The man was put in jail for grand larceny.
- 2. Haggerman now faces two to 20 years in prison on grand larceny charges.
- 3. It was an essential of the common law crime of larceny.
- 4. The man was imprisoned for larceny.
- 5. There is a good deal of staff larceny which is siphoning off revenue.
[ larceny 造句 ]