vixen

英 ['vɪks(ə)n] 美 ['vɪksn]
  • n. 雌狐;泼妇,刁妇;唠叨的女人;坏心眼的女人
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vixen 雌狐

来自fox的英语南方方言变体,狐狸,-en,古英语阴性词后缀,现代英语惟一保留。

vixen
vixen: [15] The only Old English word on record for a ‘female fox’ is fyxe. Fixene first appears in the late Middle English period. It was formed using the suffix -en, denoting ‘female’. This was once quite common – Old English had biren ‘female bear’, for instance, and gyden ‘goddess’ – but it now survives only in vixen. (Its German counterpart, -in, is still a live suffix.) The initial v of vixen comes from southwestern England.
=> fox
vixen (n.)
Old English *fyxen (implied in adjective fyxan), fem. of fox (see fox (n.) and cognate with Middle High German vühsinne, German füchsin). Solitary English survival of the Germanic feminine suffix -en, -in (also in Old English gyden "goddess;" mynecen "nun," from munuc "monk;" wlyfen "she-wolf," etc.). The figurative sense "ill-tempered woman" is attested from 1570s. The spelling shift from -f- to -v- began late 1500s (see V).
1. One morning when a vixen was taking her babies out of the lair, she saw a lioness and her cub.
一天清早,雌狐狸带着她的孩子走出巢穴, 看见了母狮子和她的孩子.

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2. With an angelic face and a vixen body nobody can resist her.
拥有天使般的面孔和悍妇般的身材没有可以抵抗她.

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3. Winner of G 4 Video Game Vixen for Dressed to Kill even though she hardly wears anything.
G4视频游戏以穿着杀人的胜利者,即使她几乎什么都没穿.

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4. Take a look back at the actress'big screen as a heat - packing vixen.
让我们来回顾一下她在大银幕上的全副武装的女枪手形象.

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