- n. 燧石；打火石；极硬的东西
- n. (Flint)人名；(德、英、俄、法、瑞典)弗林特
TEM4 GRE TOEFL
来自PIE*splei,撕开，分开，词源同split, splinter. 指古代用来打火用的两块硬石片。类似词义演变比较vagina, vanilla. 拼写演变比较foam, spume.
- flint (n.)
- Old English flint "flint; a type of rock noted for hardness and for giving off sparks when struck," common Germanic (cognates Middle Dutch vlint, Old High German flins, Danish flint), from PIE *splind- "to split, cleave," from root *(s)plei- "to splice, split" (cognates: Greek plinthos "brick, tile," Old Irish slind "brick"), perhaps a variant of *spel- (1) "to split, break off." Transferred senses (hardness, etc.) were in Old English.
- 1. Under the pressure, the flint crumbled into fragments.
- 2. His eyes were as hard as flint.
- 3. Houses in this part of the country are built of flint.
- 4. The rock here was as hard as flint.
- 5. He has a heart as hard as flint.
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