- n. 手杖；藤条；细长的茎
- vt. 以杖击；以藤编制
- n. (Cane)人名；(英)凯恩；(西、意)卡内；(塞)察内
CET4 TEM4 IELTS GRE CET6
1. canal, cannon, canyon, channel => cane.
- cane:  Cane is a word of ancient ancestry. It can be traced back to Sumerian gin ‘reed’, and has come down to us via Assyrian kanū and Greek kánnā (a derivative of which, kánastron ‘wicker basket’, was the ultimate source of English canister ). Latin borrowed the word as canna, and broadened its meaning out from ‘reed, cane’ to ‘pipe’, which is the basis of English cannal, channel, cannon, and canyon. From Latin came Old French cane, source of the English word.
=> canal, canister, cannon, canyon, channel
- cane (n.)
- late 14c., from Old French cane "reed, cane, spear" (13c., Modern French canne), from Latin canna "reed, cane," from Greek kanna, perhaps from Assyrian qanu "tube, reed" (compare Hebrew qaneh, Arabic qanah "reed"), from Sumerian gin "reed." But Tucker finds this borrowing "needless" and proposes a native Indo-European formation from a root meaning "to bind, bend." Sense of "walking stick" in English is 1580s.
- cane (v.)
- "to beat with a walking stick," 1660s, from cane (n.). Related: Caned; caning.
- 1. In school, you knew if you misbehaved you would get the cane.
- 2. He stopped, shifting his cane to his left hand.
- 3. This sugar cane is quite a sweet and juicy.
- 4. The quiz showed up Cane's weak points in physics.
- 5. English schoolmasters used to cane the boys as a punishment.
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