- n. 海盗；盗版；侵犯专利权者
- vt. 掠夺；翻印；剽窃
- vi. 做海盗；从事劫掠
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- pirate:  A pirate is etymologically someone who makes an ‘attempt’ or ‘attack’ on someone. The word comes via Latin pīrāta (where the notion of a ‘sea-robber’ first emerged) from Greek peirātés ‘attacker, marauder’, a derivative of the verb peiran ‘attempt, attack’. This came from the same base, *per- ‘try’, as produced English experience, expert, peril, repertory, etc.
=> experience, expert, peril, repertory
- pirate (n.)
- c. 1300 (mid-13c. as a surname), from Latin pirata "sailor, corsair, sea robber" (source of Spanish, Italian pirata, Dutch piraat, German Pirat), literally "one who attacks (ships)," from Greek peirates "brigand, pirate," literally "one who attacks," from peiran "to attack, make a hostile attempt on, try," from peira "trial, an attempt, attack," from PIE root *per- (3) "to try, risk" (cognates: Latin peritus "experienced," periculum "trial, experiment; attempt on or against; enterprise;" see peril). An Old English word for it was sæsceaða. Meaning "one who takes another's work without permission" first recorded 1701; sense of "unlicensed radio broadcaster" is from 1913.
- pirate (v.)
- 1570s, from pirate (n.). Related: Pirated; pirating.
- 1. Pirate copies of the video are already said to be in Britain.
- 2. Ed played at being a pirate.
- 3. a pirate radio station
- 4. a pirate's treasure chest
- 5. Of course I knew Max was a rogue, a bit of a pirate.
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