英 [trəʊp] 美 [trop]
  • n. 比喻;修辞;转义
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1. 希腊根词 trope "turn" (转向,转动) => trope.
2. 同源词:trophy, trope, tropic, tropics.
trope 转义词语,比喻词语

来自拉丁语 tropus,转义,比喻,来自希腊语 tropos,转向,旋转,比喻说法,来自 trope,转向, 旋转,来自 PIE*trep,转,来自 PIE*ter,转,词源同 turn,tropic.引申诸相关词义。

trope: see troubadour
trope (n.)
1530s, from Latin tropus "a figure of speech," from Greek tropos "a turn, direction, course, way; manner, fashion," in rhetoric, "turn or figure of speech," related to trope "a turning" and trepein "to turn," from PIE root trep- (2) "to turn" (cognates: Sanskrit trapate "is ashamed, confused," properly "turns away in shame;" Latin trepit "he turns"). Technically, in rhetoric, "a figure of speech which consists in the use of a word or phrase in a sense other than that which is proper to it" [OED], "as when we call a stupid fellow an ass, or a shrewd man a fox" [Century Dictionary].