- n. 盛况；浮华；壮丽；夸耀
- n. (Pomp)人名；(德、匈)蓬普
1. from Latin pompa "procession, pomp," from Greek pompe meant literally 'sending, a sending' (it was derived from the verb pempein 'send').
2. it came to be used metaphorically for a 'solemn procession or parade' (as being something that was 'sent out' on its way), and hence for the concomitant 'display' or 'ostentation'.
- pomp:  Greek pompé meant literally ‘sending’ (it was derived from the verb pémpein ‘send’). But it came to be used metaphorically for a ‘solemn procession or parade’ (as being something that was ‘sent out’ on its way), and hence for the concomitant ‘display’ or ‘ostentation’, and passed with these senses into Latin as pompa. They survived into English, but ‘procession’ has gradually died out.
- pomp (n.)
- c. 1300, from Old French pompe "pomp, magnificence" (13c.) and directly from Latin pompa "procession, pomp," from Greek pompe "solemn procession, display," literally "a sending," from pempein "to send." In Church Latin, used in deprecatory sense for "worldly display, vain show."
- 1. all the pomp and ceremony of a royal wedding
- 2. The official was accompanied by all the pomp of his high position.
- 3. The coronation was conducted with great pomp.
- 4. The Prince was welcomed with warmth, but not with all the pomp and circumstance he was used to.
- 王子受到了热烈的欢迎, 不过没有他所习惯的隆重仪式.
- 5. He strongly opposed the ceremonial pomp of the Confucians.
来自英汉非文学 - 文明史
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