- plethora:  Greek plēthórē meant ‘fullness’ (it was derived from the verb pléthein ‘fill’, a descendant of the Indo-European base *plē-, from which English gets full, plenty, etc). It was taken over into late Latin as plēthōra, and at first was widely used as a medical term, denoting an ‘excess of blood or other fluids in the body’. That was what it originally denoted in English, but by the end of the 16th century the more general ‘surplus’ was coming into use.
- plethora (n.)
- 1540s, a medical word for "excess of body fluid," from Late Latin plethora, from Greek plethore "fullness," from plethein "be full" (see pleio-). Figurative meaning "too-muchness, overfullness in any respect" is first recorded 1700. Related: Plethoric.
- 1. Java comes with a plethora of ready - made types.
- Java配套提供了数量众多的 现成 类型.
- 2. All this plethora of sight , and feeling, and thought occurred on the instant . There was no pause of the realities wherein he moved.
- 尽管林林总总的形象 、 感觉 、 思想猛然袭来,在现实中他的行动却并未中断.
- 3. A plethora of new operators will be allowed to enter the market.
- 4. All this plethora of sight, and feeling, and thought occurred on the instant.
- 这许多视觉, 感觉和思想方面的活动全是一下子产生的.
- 5. You can find a plethora of free workouts and workout tips online.
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