yarn

英 [jɑːn] 美 [jɑn]
  • n. 纱线;奇谈,故事
  • vt. 用纱线缠
  • vi. 讲故事
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yarn 纱线

来自PIE*ghere,肠,肠线,词源同chord,cord,hernia.引申词义纱线。比较catgut.

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yarn: [OE] Yarn comes from prehistoric Germanic *garn-, which also produced German, Swedish, and Danish garn and Dutch garen. This in turn went back to an Indo-European base whose other descendants include Greek khordé ‘string’ (source of English chord, cord). The sailors’ expression spin a yarn ‘tell a story’ led in the 19th century to the use of yarn for ‘story, tale’.
=> chord, cord
yarn (n.)
Old English gearn "spun fiber, spun wool," from Proto-Germanic *garnan (cognates: Old Norse, Old High German, German garn, Middle Dutch gaern, Dutch garen "yarn"), from PIE root *ghere- "intestine, gut, entrail" (cognates: Old Norse gorn "gut," Sanskrit hira "vein; entrails," Latin hernia "rupture," Greek khorde "intestine, gut-string," Lithuanian zarna "gut"). The phrase to spin a yarn "to tell a story" is first attested 1812, from a sailors' expression, on notion of telling stories while engaged in sedentary work such as yarn-twisting.
1. Craft Resources also sells yarn and embroidery floss.
工艺人员服务公司也售卖纱线和绣花丝线。

来自柯林斯例句

2. His grandmother spun him a yarn at the fire.
他奶奶在火炉边给他讲故事.

来自《简明英汉词典》

3. Don't give me some cooked - up yarn!
不要讲编造的故事给我听!

来自《现代英汉综合大词典》

4. I stopped to have a yarn with him.
我停下来跟他聊天.

来自《现代英汉综合大词典》

5. Men yarn of the harbour's famous pilots.
人们常讲该港口的一些著名领港员的故事.

来自《现代英汉综合大词典》

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