phalanx

英 ['fælæŋks] 美 ['fælæŋks]
  • n. 趾骨,指骨;方阵;密集队形
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phalanx 方阵,密集队伍

来自中古法语phalange,来自拉丁语phalanx,方阵,队伍,步兵阵形,可能来自PIE*bhelg,柱子,板块,词源同balk,block.

phalanx (n.)
1550s, "line of battle in close ranks," from Latin phalanx "compact body of heavily armed men in battle array," or directly from Greek phalanx (genitive phalangos) "line of battle, battle array," also "finger or toe bone," originally "round piece of wood, trunk, log," of unknown origin. Perhaps from PIE root *bhelg- "plank, beam" (source of Old English balca "balk;" see balk (n.)). The Macedonian phalanx consisted of 50 close files of 16 men each. In anatomy, originally the whole row of finger joints, which fit together like infantry in close order. Figurative sense of "number of persons banded together in a common cause" is attested from 1600 (compare Spanish Falangist, member of a fascist organization founded in 1933).
1. Unfortunately for Wilson, such a solid phalanx did not materialize.
对威尔逊来说, 不幸的是这种团结并没有形成.

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2. He had ranked himself in the numerous phalanx of unbelievers.
他一直象其它无数怀疑者一样持怀疑态度.

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3. At last , a phalanx of soldiers rescued us.
一支密集队形的军队终于前来搭救了我们.

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4. Your father should have told you how our phalanx works.
你父亲应该告诉过你,我们的方针是如何运转的.

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5. Your middle phalanx are broken and I will splint it.
你的中指骨断了,我要把它用夹板固定好.

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