来自拉丁词culter, 刀，来自PIE*skel, 砍，劈，词源同cleave, scale. -ass, 大词后缀，见largess. 拼写受cut影响俗化。
- cutlass:  Appropriate as the name sounds, cutlass has no etymological connection with cut. It comes from Old French cutelas, a derivative (denoting large size) of coutel ‘knife’. This in turn goes back to Latin cultellus, a diminutive of culter ‘knife, ploughshare’ (source of English coulter [OE] and cutler , whence cutlery ).
=> coulter, cutlery
- cutlass (n.)
- 1590s, from Middle French coutelas (16c.), probably from Italian coltellaccio "large knife" (with augmentative suffix -accio), from coltello "knife," from Latin cultellus "small knife," diminutive of culter "knife, plowshare," from PIE *kel-tro-, from root *(s)kel- "to cut" (see scale (n.1)).
- 1. He sits with a drawn cutlass.
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- 2. At the same time , observing Gray to be unarmed, I handed him my cutlass.
- 突然, 我发现格雷没有武器, 便把我的弯刀给了他.
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- 3. Let me just find my silver cutlass, and fill my stomach!
- 让我找到我的银短刀, 填饱我的肚子就好!
- 4. Cutlass and corselet of steel, and his trusty sword of Damascus.
- 钢刀,盔甲, 和他素来倚重的大马士革利剑.
- 5. Bloodthirsty and elegant, the Sea - Elvish Pirates a strange mixture of water and blood, wind and cutlass.
- 嗜血而优雅的海洋精灵海盗们是水与血 、 风与刃的奇妙的结合体.
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