hyena

英 [haɪ'iːnə] 美 [haɪ'inə]
  • n. [脊椎] 鬣狗,土狼
分类标签: 哺乳动物
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hyena 鬣狗

来自希腊语hyaina,猪,来自hys,猪,词源同swine,sow,-ena,表阴性或形容词后缀。后用于指鬣狗,因形似野猪而得名。

hyena
hyena: see sow
hyena (n.)
mid-14c., from Old French hiene, from Latin hyaena, from Greek hyaina "swine" (fem.), from hys "pig" + fem. suffix -aina. So called for its bristles. Applied to cruel, treacherous, and greedy persons since at least 1670s. Adjectival forms that have been attempted in English include hyenaish, hyenaesque, hyenic, hyenine.
1. African hyena noted for its distinctive howl.
非洲鬣狗,以其特别的嚎叫而闻名.

来自《简明英汉词典》

2. The savanna is also the home of meat - eaters — the lion, leopard, and hyena who feed on the grasseaters.
大草原也是食肉动物的家乡--狮子 、 豹 、 鬣狗--它们都是以草食动物维持生命的.

来自《简明英汉词典》

3. The hyena's public image is not aided by its ridiculous appearance.
鬣狗滑稽的外表无助于改善它在公众心中的形象.

来自辞典例句

4. Yet, in spite of its awkward, slouching gait, the hyena can run surprisingly quickly.
鬣狗的步履笨拙, 懒散, 然而跑起来速度惊人.

来自辞典例句

5. They tell you why l was called The Hyena?
他们告诉你了为什么我被叫做鬣狗 吗 ?

来自电影对白

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