- entrails:  Entrails means literally just ‘insides’ – and indeed there is an unbroken semantic undercurrent to the word from earliest times to the present day signifying exactly that (as in ‘entrails of the earth’). It comes ultimately from the Latin adjective interāneus ‘internal’, a derivative of the adverb and preposition inter ‘inside, among’. Its neuter plural form interānea came to be used as a noun, and at some point underwent a metamorphosis to medieval Latin intrālia ‘inner parts, intestines’. English acquired the word via Old French entrailles.
- entrails (n.)
- "internal parts of animal bodies," c. 1300, from Old French entrailles (12c.), from Late Latin intralia "inward parts, intestines" (8c.), from altered form of Latin interanea, noun use of neuter plural of interaneus "internal, that which is within," from inter "between, among" (see inter-). Latin interanea yielded Late Latin intrania, hence Italian entrango, Spanish entrañas, Old French entraigne; the alternative form that led to the Modern English word evidently is from influence of the Latin neuter plural (collective) adjective suffix -alia (French -aille).
- 1. He cut out the steaming entrails.
- 2. There was another spasm in his entrails, the heavy boots were approaching.
- 他的五脏六腑又是一阵痉挛; 皮靴咔嚓声又走近了.
- 3. Winston's entrails seemed to grow cold.
- 4. Winston's entrails seemed to have turned into ice.
- 5. The javelin penetrated the serpent's scales and pierced through to his entrails.
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