- basin[basin 词源字典]
- basin:  Basin comes via Old French bacin from medieval Latin *bacchinus, a derivative of Vulgar Latin *bacca ‘water vessel’, which may originally have been borrowed from Gaulish. The Old French diminutive bacinet produced English basinet ‘helmet’  and, with a modification of the spelling, bassinette ‘cradle’ , which was originally applied in French to any vaguely basin-shaped object.
=> basinet, bassinette[basin etymology, basin origin, 英语词源]
- basin (n.)
- "large shallow vessel or dish," c. 1200, from Old French bacin (11c., Modern French bassin), from Vulgar Latin *baccinum, from *bacca "water vessel," perhaps originally Gaulish. Meaning "large-scale artificial water-holding landscape feature" is from 1712. Geological sense of "tract of country drained by one river or draining into one sea" is from 1830.