- lexicon (n.)
- c. 1600, "a dictionary," from Middle French lexicon or directly from Modern Latin lexicon, from Greek lexikon (biblion) "word (book)," from neuter of lexikos "pertaining to words," from lexis "word," from legein "say" (see lecture (n.)).
Used originally of dictionaries of Greek, Syriac, Hebrew and Arabic, because these typically were in Latin and in Modern Latin lexicon, not dictionarius, was the preferred word. The modern sense of "vocabulary proper to some sphere of activity" (1640s) is a figurative extension.
- 1. the lexicon of finance and economics
- 2. Chocolate equals sin in most people's lexicon.
- 3. Again according to the Lexicon, Bill was born in 1970.
- 同样根据百科全书, 比尔生于1970年.
- 4. Silent earthquakes are only just beginning to enter the public lexicon.
- 5. Some fades quickly, but some becomes a part of the national lexicon.
- 其中一些俚语很快就被人们遗忘了, 但是有一些则最终会成为该语言的一部分.
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