1、gamb- + -ol.
2、原始字面含义为：a leap or spring. => frolic, merrymaking.
来自拉丁语gamba, 腿，词源同gambit, gammon。即走起来，跑起来，嬉戏。
- gambol (n.)
- "frolic, merrymaking," 1590s, earlier gambolde "a skipping, a leap or spring" (1510s), from Middle French gambade (15c.), from Late Latin gamba "horse's hock or leg," from Greek kampe "a bending" (on notion of "a joint"), from PIE *kamp- "to bend" (see campus). Ending altered perhaps by confusion with formerly common ending -aud, -ald (as in ribald).
- gambol (v.)
- "skip about in sport," 1580s; earlier gambade (c. 1500), from Middle French gambader, from gambade (see gambol (n.)). Compare Middle English gambon "a ham" (see gammon); English dialectal gammerel "small of the leg;" gamble "a leg." Related: Gamboled; gamboling; gambolling.
- 1. He determined to revisit the scene of the last evening's gambol.
- 2. It's a real treat to have the opportunity to meet Dr. Gambol.
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