英 美 ['ʃekspɪr]
姓氏名，字面意思为掷矛者，来自 shake,摇晃，投掷，spear,矛。 Shakti 性力女神，女性的神力
- surname recorded from 1248; it means "a spearman." This was a common type of English surname (Shakelance (1275), Shakeshaft (1332)). Shake (v.) in the sense of "to brandish or flourish (a weapon)" is attested from late Old English
Heo scæken on heore honden speren swiðe stronge.
[Laymon, "Brut," c. 1205]
Compare also shake-buckler "a swaggerer, a bully;" shake-rag "ragged fellow, tatterdemalion." "Never a name in English nomenclature so simple or so certain in origin. It is exactly what it looks -- Shakespear" [Bardsley, "Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames," 1901]. Nevertheless, speculation flourishes. The name was variously written in contemporary records, also Shakespear, Shakespere, the last form being the one adopted by the New Shakespere Society of London and the first edition of the OED. Related: Shakespearian (1753); Shakesperean (1796); Shakesperian (1755).
- 1. He fiercely criticised self-styled educational experts for ignoring Shakespeare.
- 2. I can't understand why we're trying to ram Shakespeare down their throats.
- 3. They were performing a short extract from Shakespeare'sTwo Gentlemen of Verona.
- 4. He was the founder and guiding spirit of New York's Shakespeare Festival.
- 5. Many lines from Shakespeare's plays are misquoted and misapplied.
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