来自古英语 slah,黑刺李，来自 Proto-Germanic*slaikhwon,来自 PIE*sleie,蓝的，蓝黑的，词源 同 livid,青紫色的，乌青色的。因这种灌木植物的茎干呈黑色而得名。
- sloe: [OE] Etymologically, the sloe is probably the ‘blue-black’ fruit. The word comes, along with its relatives German schlehe, Dutch slee, Swedish slå, and Danish slaa, from a prehistoric Germanic *slaikhwōn, which has been linked with Latin līvēre ‘be blue-black’ (source of English livid ). Another close relative is Serbo-Croat shljiva ‘plum’, whose derivative shljivovica ‘plum brandy’ has given English slivovitz .
=> livid, slivovitz
- sloe (n.)
- fruit of the blackthorn, Old English slah (plural slan), from Proto-Germanic *slaikhwon (cognates: Middle Dutch sleeu, Dutch slee, Old High German sleha, German Schlehe), from PIE *sleie- "blue, bluish, blue-black" (see livid).
The vowel has been influenced by that in the old plural form, which according to OED persisted into the 17c. Scottish slae preserves the older vowel. Sloe-eyed is attested from 1804; sloe gin first recorded 1878.
- 1. She has a mane of black hair, sloe eyes a fetching smile and a cute giggle.
- 她一席黑发, 黑亮的眼睛,勾人摄魄的笑容,银铃般的笑声.
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