俗词源：词根anth, 花。词根op, 眼，见optical. 形容该动物花一样的眼睛。
- antelope:  Antelope comes from medieval Greek antholops. In the Middle Ages it was applied to an outlandish but figmentary beast, in the words of the Oxford English Dictionary, ‘haunting the banks of the Euphrates, very savage, hard to catch, having long saw-like horns with which they cut in pieces and broke all “engines” and even cut down trees’. The term was subsequently used for a heraldic animal, but it was not until the early 17th century that it was applied, by the naturalist Edward Topsell, to the swift-running deerlike animal for which it is now used.
- antelope (n.)
- early 15c., from Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus (11c.), from Greek antholops (attested in Eusebius of Antioch, c.336 C.E.), a fabulous animal haunting the banks of the Euphrates, very savage, hard to catch and having long saw-like horns capable of cutting down trees. Original sense and language unknown (it looks like Greek "flower-eye," as if from anthos + ops, but that may be a result of Greek folk etymology). A heraldic animal, also known in Medieval Latin as talopus and calopus, the name was applied c. 1600 to a living type of deer-like mammal. In the western U.S., it is used in reference to the pronghorn.
- 1. The antelope could not escape the crocodile's gaping jaws.
- 2. Antelope live in Africa and Asia.
- 3. Hardy antelope wander in from the desert.
- 4. The lion buried its teeth in the antelope's neck.
- 5. The lion's right to life necessitates violating the antelope's right to life.
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