- n. 天篷；华盖；遮篷；苍穹
- vt. 用天蓬遮盖；遮盖
TEM8 GRE TOEFL
来自拉丁词conopeum, 蚊子，后指蚊罩。可能来自PIE*sek, 砍，切，词源同carnage, saw. 在法语该词也可指沙发。
- canopy:  Etymologically, a canopy is a ‘mosquito net’. The word comes ultimately from Greek kōnōpeion, a derivative of kónops ‘mosquito’. This passed via Latin cōnōpūum into medieval Latin as canopeum, which meant both ‘mosquito net’ and ‘couch with such a net’. English adopted it directly from Latin as canope or canape, meaning ‘covering suspended over a throne, bed, etc’.
The French version of the word, however, concentrated on other aspects of canopeum’s meaning; French canapé means ‘couch, sofa’. Its metaphorical extension, ‘piece of bread or biscuit with a savoury topping’, was borrowed into English towards the end of the 19th century.
- canopy (n.)
- late 14c., from Old French conope "bed-curtain" (Modern French canapé), from Medieval Latin canopeum, dissimilated from Latin conopeum, from Greek konopeion "Egyptian couch with mosquito curtains," from konops "mosquito, gnat," which is of unknown origin. The same word (canape) in French, Spanish, and Portuguese now means "sofa, couch." Italian canape is a French loan word.
- canopy (v.)
- c. 1600, from canopy (n.). Related: Canopied; canopying.
- 1. The trees formed a leafy canopy above their heads.
- 2. There was a waterproof canopy over the platform.
- 3. They lay down under a canopy of stars.
- 4. The trees formed such a dense canopy that all beneath was a deep carpet of pine-needles.
- 5. The trees formed such a dense canopy that all beneath was a deep carpet of pine needles.
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