来自法语 trapeze,秋千，吊架，来自拉丁语 trapezium,梯形。
- trapeze:  Trapeze and quadruped are ultimately the same word: both mean etymologically ‘four feet’. Trapeze comes via French trapèze and late Latin trapezium (source of English trapezium ) from Greek trapézion ‘small table’. This was a diminutive form of trápeza ‘table’, literally ‘four-footed’ thing, a compound noun formed from tetra- ‘four’ and peza ‘foot’ (a relative of English foot).
The Greek mathematician Euclid used trapézion for a ‘table’-shaped geometrical figure, a quadrilateral. The application to the piece of gymnastic equipment, which evolved in French, alludes to the quadrilateral shape formed by the trapeze’s ropes and crossbar and the roof or other support it hangs from.
=> foot, quadruped
- trapeze (n.)
- swing with a cross-bar, used for feats of strength and agility, 1861, from French trapèze, from Late Latin trapezium (see trapezium), probably because the crossbar, the ropes and the ceiling formed a trapezium.
The French, to whose powers of invention (so long as you do not insist upon utility) there is no limit, have invented for the world the Trapeze .... ["Chambers's Journal," July 6, 1861]
- 1. A long drum roll introduced the trapeze artists.
- 2. By the time he was nine years old, he was already performing as a trapeze artist.
- 3. He was a great trapeze artist, but he was completely vain.
- 他秋千确实荡的好, 但他太自负了.
- 4. This is a lot of trapeze is a big temptation.
- 5. Look at the flying trapeze acts.
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