- adj. 年轻而无经验的；羽毛未丰的
- n. (Callow)人名；(英)卡洛
1. 与cub, calf同源，符合首辅音表词类含义的规则，由此引申出该词的含义。
2. 形近词：wallow, tallow, swallow, shallow, sallow, hallow, callow, fallow.
3. call + low, 叫声低的小鸟 > 未生羽毛的
4. Calvin (卡尔文、加尔文) => Latin calvus "bald" => callow.
5. From young birds with no feathers, meaning extended to any young inexperienced thing or creature.
来自PIE *gal, 秃头，参照Calvinism, chauvinism, 进一步来自PIE*ghel, 发光的，词源同glass, gleam。指刚出生的，没长毛的。
- callow: [OE] Old English calu meant ‘bald’. Eventually, the word came to be applied to young birds which as yet had no feathers, and by the late 16th century it had been extended metaphorically to any young inexperienced person or creature. It probably came, via West Germanic *kalwaz, from Latin calvus ‘bald’.
- callow (adj.)
- Old English calu "bare, bald," from Proto-Germanic *kalwa- (cognates: Middle Dutch calu, Dutch kaal, Old High German kalo, German Kahl), from PIE root *gal- (1) "bald, naked" (cognates: Russian golyi "smooth, bald"). From young birds with no feathers, meaning extended to any young inexperienced thing or creature (1570s). Apparently not related to Latin calvus "bald."
- 1. He was a callow youth when he joined the newspaper.
- 2. Like callow birds left desert to the skies.
来自英汉 - 翻译样例 - 文学
- 3. He was only a callow youth.
- 4. Thin - walled cells of callow stirpe's cortex contain saliferous vacuoles, and pulp cells contain crystals. "
- 幼茎皮层薄壁细胞中含有含盐液泡泡, 髓细胞中含有晶体.
- 5. I believed a lot of things in my callow youth that I do not believe now.
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