- chasm[chasm 词源字典]
- chasm: see yawn
[chasm etymology, chasm origin, 英语词源]
- chasm (n.)
- 1590s, "deep crack in the earth," from Latin chasma, from Greek khasma "yawning hollow, gulf," related to khaskein "to yawn," and thus to chaos. In English in 17c. often spelled chasma. Figurative use from 1640s. Related: Chasmal; chasmic.