- vt. 播种；散布；使密布
- vi. 播种
- n. 母猪
- n. (Sow)人名；(几、马里、乍、毛里塔、塞内)索乌
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1. seed => sow.
2. swine => sow.
来自古英语 sawan,播种，播撒，授精，来自 Proto-Germanic*sean,播种，来自 PIE*se,播种， 词源同 seed,semen,season.sow 母猪
来自中古英语 sowe,来自古英语 sugu,母猪，来自 Proto-Germanic*sugo,猪，来自 PIE*su,猪， 可能为拟声词，模仿猪的哼哼声，词源同 swine.
- sow: English has two words sow, both of which go back to the Old English period. The verb, ‘put seeds in the ground’, comes from a prehistoric Germanic *sǣjan, which also produced German säen, Dutch zaaien, Swedish så, and Danish saa. It was formed from the base *sǣ- (source of English seed), which goes back ultimately to Indo-European *sē- (source of English season, semen, etc). Sow ‘female pig’ is descended from an Indo-European base *su- (possibly imitative of the noise made by a pig), which also produced Greek hus ‘pig’ (whose feminine form húaina is the source of English hyena ), Latin sūs ‘pig’, German sau ‘sow’, and English swine.
=> season, seed, semen; hyena, swine
- sow (v.)
- Old English sawan "to scatter seed upon the ground or plant it in the earth, disseminate" (class VII strong verb; past tense seow, past participle sawen), from Proto-Germanic *sean (cognates: Old Norse sa, Old Saxon saian, Middle Dutch sayen, Dutch zaaien, Old High German sawen, German säen, Gothic saian), from PIE root *se- (1) "to sow" (cognates: Latin sero, past tense sevi, past participle satum "to sow;" Old Church Slavonic sejo, sejati; Lithuanian seju, seti "to sow"), source of semen, season (n.), seed (n.), etc. Figurative sense was in Old English.
- sow (n.)
- Old English sugu, su "female of the swine," from Proto-Germanic *su- (cognates: Old Saxon, Old High German su, German Sau, Dutch zeug, Old Norse syr), from PIE root *su- (cognates: Sanskrit sukarah "wild boar, swine;" Avestan hu "wild boar;" Greek hys "swine;" Latin sus "swine," swinus "pertaining to swine;" Old Church Slavonic svinija "swine;" Lettish sivens "young pig;" Welsh hucc, Irish suig "swine; Old Irish socc "snout, plowshare"), possibly imitative of pig noise, a notion reinforced by the fact that Sanskrit sukharah means "maker of (the sound) 'su.' " Related to swine. As a term of abuse for a woman, attested from c. 1500. Sow-bug "hog louse" is from 1750.
- 1. Sow the seeds in drills about 1/2in. deep and 12in. apart.
- 2. Sow the seed in a warm place in February/March.
- 3. The kids need to sow a few wild oats.
- 4. The piglets are taken from the sow to be fattened for market.
- 5. Sow the seeds in rows.
[ sow 造句 ]