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谐音：爱死你的、爱使力的 →刘翔是个伟大的运动员（athlete），得了很多冠军，很多女fans 总
- athlete:  The etymological idea underlying athlete is ‘competing for a prize’. Greek āthlon meant ‘award, prize’, whence the verb athlein ‘compete for a prize’. Derived from this was the noun athlētés ‘competitor’. The context in which the word was most commonly used in Greek was that of the public games, where competitors took part in races, boxing matches, etc. Hence the gradual narrowing down of the meaning of athlete to ‘one who takes part in sports involving physical exercise’, and even further to ‘participant in track and field events’.
- athlete (n.)
- early 15c., from Latin athleta "a wrestler, athlete, combatant in public games," from Greek athletes "prizefighter, contestant in the games," agent noun from athlein "to contest for a prize," related to athlos "a contest" and athlon "a prize," which is of unknown origin. Before 1750, usually in Latin form. In this sense, Old English had plegmann "play-man." Athlete's foot first recorded 1928, for an ailment that has been around much longer.
- 1. The boy first showed promise as an athlete in grade school.
- 2. The athlete is checked by their physio or doctor.
- 3. He is a terrific athlete and a brilliant jumper.
- 4. The athlete received a two-year suspension following a positive drug test.
- 5. Derartu is an outstanding athlete and deserved to win.
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