英 ['iːpɒk; 'epɒk]
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1. Greek ekhein "have, hold, keep, possess, continue" => ech-, och-, uch- , hect- => synechia, epoch, eunuch, hectic, hector.
2. 一破壳 小鸡一破壳迎来新时代。
3. Epoch: 艾保克手表.
来自希腊文epekhein, 停止，重新开始。来自epi-, 在上，-ekh, 持，握，词源同scheme, school. 引申文新的时代，纪元。参照汉语的改朝换代。
- epoch:  Historically, epoch means ‘point in time’, but its particular application to ‘point marking the beginning of a new period of time’ has led increasingly to its use in modern English for simply ‘historical period’. The word comes via modern Latin epocha from Greek epokhé, literally ‘pause, stoppage’, and hence ‘fixed point in time’. This was a derivative of epékhein ‘pause, hold back’, a compound verb formed from the prefix epí- ‘back’ and ékhein ‘hold’ (source of English hectic and related to scheme and sketch).
=> hectic, scheme, sketch
- epoch (n.)
- 1610s, epocha, "point marking the start of a new period in time" (such as the founding of Rome, the birth of Christ, the Hegira), from Medieval Latin epocha, from Greek epokhe "stoppage, fixed point of time," from epekhein "to pause, take up a position," from epi "on" (see epi-) + ekhein "to hold" (see scheme (n.)). Transferred sense of "a period of time" is 1620s; geological usage (not a precise measurement) is from 1802.
- 1. It was meant to sound like an epoch-making declaration.
- 2. The death of the emperor marked the end of an epoch in the country's history.
- 3. The Renaissance was an epoch of unparalleled cultural achievement.
- 4. The epoch of revolution creates great figures.
- 5. We're at the end of the historical epoch, and at the dawn of another.
- 我们正处在一个历史时代的末期, 另一个历史时代的开端.
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