- n. （古罗马）军团；众多；军队
- adj. 众多的；大量的
TEM4 IELTS GRE
- legion: see lecture
- legion (n.)
- c. 1200, from Old French legion "Roman legion" (3,000 to 6,000 men, under Marius usually with attached cavalry), from Latin legionem (nominative legio) "body of soldiers," from legere "to choose, gather," also "to read" (see lecture (n.)).
Generalized sense of "a large number" is due to translations of allusive phrase in Mark v:9. American Legion, U.S. association of ex-servicemen, founded in 1919. Legion of Honor is French légion d'honneur, an order of distinction founded by Napoleon in 1802. Foreign Legion is French légion étrangère "body of foreign volunteers in a modern army," originally Polish, Belgian, etc. units in French army; they traditionally served in colonies or distant expeditions.
- 1. The number of women who become pregnant after adopting children is legion.
- 2. The British Legion raises funds to help ex-service personnel and their dependants.
- 3. Ellie's problems are legion.
- 4. the French Foreign Legion
- 5. Each legion contained between 3000 and 6000 soldiers.
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