- n. [昆] 大黄蜂
- n. (Hornet)人名；(罗)霍尔内特
- hornet (n.)
- Old English hyrnet, hurnitu "large wasp, beetle," probably from Proto-Germanic *hurz-nut- (cognates: Old Saxon hornut, Middle Dutch huersel, Dutch horzel, Old High German hornaz, German Hornisse "hornet"), from PIE imitative (buzzing) root *krs-, as preserved in Old Church Slavonic srusa, Lithuanian szirszu "wasp." On this theory, the English word (as well as German Hornisse) was altered by influence of horn, to suggest either "horner" (from the sting) or "horn-blower" (from the buzz). Compare also Old Saxon hornobero "hornet," literally "trumpeter."
- 1. His criticisms of the president stirred up a hornet's nest.
- 2. A hornet stung me on the cheek.
- 3. His letter to the newspaper about racialism in schools has stirred up a real hornet's nest.
- 4. The principal stirred up a hornet's nest by changing the school rules.
- 5. Bruce Lee acted in an American television series called The Green Hornet.
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