来自中古英语 titmose,山雀，来自 tit,表小的动物或物体，古英语 mase,山雀，拼写受 mouse 影响俗化。
- titmouse: see tit
- titmouse (n.)
- small, active bird, early 14c., titmose, from tit (n.2), expressing something small, + Old English mase "titmouse," from Proto-Germanic *maison (cognates: Dutch mees, German meise), from adj. *maisa- "little, tiny." Spelling influenced 16c. by unrelated mouse, "when mose had long been obsolete as an independent word" [OED]. The proper plural is titmouses.
- 1. He took the titmouse home and raised it in a bamboo cage.
- 2. Yang Pao ran over and picked the titmouse up, brushing away the ants.
- 山雀先被猫头鹰的利爪所伤, 又从空中跌下,因此已经动弹不得.
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