1、harp => harp- => harpi- => harpsi-(-s-来源不清楚) + chord-.
2、对比：clavichord => 击弦古钢琴, harpsichord => 拨弦古钢琴.
- harpsichord:  Harpsichord means literally ‘harp-string’. Harp [OE] is a Germanic word. It comes from a prehistoric West and North Germanic *kharpōn, which also produced German harfe, Dutch harp, and Swedish harpa, and was borrowed into the Romance languages via late Latin harpa (its Italian descendant, arpa, gave English arpeggio ). When the harpsichord was developed in the late 16th century, it was named in Italian arpicordo, a compound formed with corda ‘string’. English acquired the term via the now obsolete French harpechorde, for some unknown reason inserting an s in the process.
=> arpeggio, harp
- harpsichord (n.)
- 1610s, from French harpechorde "harp string," from Modern Latin harpichordium (source also of Italian arpicordo), from harpa (see harp (n.)) + chorda "string" (see cord). The unexplained intrusive -s- in the English word is there by 1660s.
- 1. the plangent sound of the harpsichord
- 2. I can tune the harpsichord as well as play it.
- 3. After playing a little on the harpsichord, he asked for a theme.
- 贝多芬在大键琴上演奏了一会儿后, 向莫扎特要了个主旋律.
- 4. Harpsichord music is readily playable.
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