- vt. 映射；计划；绘制地图；确定基因在染色体中的位置
- n. 地图；示意图；染色体图
- vi. 基因被安置
- n. (Map)人名；(法)马普
CET4 TEM4 考 研 TOEFL CET6
1. map => mop, nap-.
2. nap- => napkin, napery, nappy, apron (a naperon => an aperon => an apron).
- map:  Map is closely related to apron and napkin. It comes from Latin mappa, which denoted a ‘cloth’, ‘towel’, ‘sheet’, ‘table-cloth’, etc. This was used in the expression mappa mundī, literally ‘sheet of the world’, which referred to a graphical representation of the earth’s surface – a ‘map’, in other words.
=> apron, napkin
- map (n.)
- 1520s, shortening of Middle English mapemounde "map of the world" (late 14c.), and in part from Middle French mappe, shortening of Old French mapemonde, both English and French words from Medieval Latin mappa mundi "map of the world;" first element from Latin mappa "napkin, cloth" (on which maps were drawn), "tablecloth, signal-cloth, flag," said by Quintilian to be of Punic origin (compare Talmudic Hebrew mappa, contraction of Mishnaic menaphah "a fluttering banner, streaming cloth") + Latin mundi "of the world," from mundus "universe, world" (see mundane). Commonly used 17c. in a figurative sense of "epitome; detailed representation." To put (something) on the map "bring it to wide attention" is from 1913.
- map (v.)
- 1580s, from map (n.). Related: Mapped, mapping. To map (something) out in the figurative sense is from 1610s.
- 1. We drove east to Rostock, where my map led me astray.
- 2. It was even marked on the map as a scenic route.
- 3. All we had to do was follow the map.
- 4. Tony had an upside-down map of Britain on his wall.
- 5. We didn't have satnav, so the traditional map and compass took over.
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