- adj. 憔悴的；野性的
- n. 野鹰
- n. (Haggard)人名；(英)哈格德
1. hag => haggard.
3. hedge => haggard. 表示未驯服的野鹰停栖用的树篱。由此表示从野外捉回来的野鹰。其实 hedge 在这里的含义为引申义“ catch, seize”。
- haggard:  Haggard was originally a falconer’s term for a hawk as yet untamed. It has been suggested that its ultimate source was Germanic *khag-, which also produced English hedge, the implication being that a haggard was a hawk that sat in a hedge rather than on the falconer’s arm. The modern meaning ‘gaunt’ developed in the 17th century, probably by association with hag ‘ugly old woman’  (perhaps a shortening of Old English hægtesse ‘witch’, a word of unknown origin related to German hexe ‘witch’).
- haggard (adj.)
- 1560s, "wild, unruly" (originally in reference to hawks), from Middle French haggard, probably from Old French faulcon hagard "wild falcon," literally "falcon of the woods," from hagard, hagart, from Middle High German hag "hedge, copse, wood," from Proto-Germanic *hagon, from PIE root *kagh- "to catch, seize;" also "wickerwork, fence" (see hedge (n.)). OED, however, finds this derivation "very doubtful." Sense perhaps reinforced by Low German hager "gaunt, haggard." Sense of "with a haunted and wild expression" first recorded 1690s; that of "careworn" first recorded 1853. Sense influenced by association with hag. Related: Haggardly; haggardness.
- 1. Nick glanced around at the haggard faces watching him.
- 2. She was looking very haggard and worn.
- 3. He looked haggard about the eyes and quite old.
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- 4. He was pale and a bit haggard.
- 5. Her whole face had changed in that instant, becoming almost haggard.
- 她的脸上登时变了色, 简直变得消瘦了.
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