英 [bjʊ'lɪmɪə; bʊ-]
bu, 牛，此处表强调，词源同bovine. -lim, 饥饿。
- bulimia:  The condition now called ‘bulimia’ – in which bouts of overeating are followed by bouts of purging – was recognized and so named in the 1970s. The word used to name it, however, is much more ancient than that. It goes back to Greek boulimia, which meant ‘ravenous hunger’ (it was formed from limos ‘hunger’, with the prefix bou-; this may well have been adapted from bous ‘ox’, in which case the word would have meant literally ‘the hunger of an ox’).
It originally came into English, via medieval Latin, in the late 14th century, and for many hundred years its standard form was bulimy. It was applied to a sort of hunger so extreme that it could be categorized as an illness.
- bulimia (n.)
- 1976, Modern Latin, from Greek boulimia, "ravenous hunger" as a disease, literally "ox-hunger," from bou-, intensive prefix (originally from bous "ox;" see cow (n.)) + limos "hunger," from PIE root *leie- "to waste away." As a psychological disorder, technically bulemia nervosa. Englished bulimy was used from late 14c. in a medical sense of "ravishing hunger."
- 1. Will Meredith Baxter - Birney win her fight with bulimia?
- 梅雷迪思巴克斯特-波尼将会战胜爆食症 吗 ?
- 2. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa have emerged as the predominant eating disorders.
- 3. Alcohol and bulimia have no part of our lives today.
- 4. Bulimia is a vicious cycle of starvation, eating then purging.
- 暴食症是饥饿的恶性循环, 吃然后排空.
- 5. Now they must cope equally well with an attack of economic bulimia.
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