来自古英语 sedg,莎草，芦苇，来自 Proto-Germanic*sagjoz,剑，可能来自 PIE*sek,砍，切， 词源同 scissor,segment.拼写受-dge 影响，如 bridge,fridge.比喻用法，因这种草叶片如剑而得 名。
- sedge: [OE] The sedge is etymologically the plant with ‘cutting’ leaves. The word goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *sagjaz, which was descended from the Indo-European base *sek- ‘cut’ (source also of English saw, section, segment, sickle, etc).
=> section, segment
- sedge (n.)
- "coarse grass-like plant growing in wet places," Old English secg "sedge, reed, rush," from Proto-Germanic *sagjoz (cognates: Low German segge, German Segge), probably from PIE root *sek- "to cut" (see section (n.) and compare Old English secg, identical in form but meaning "sword;" and German schwertel-gras "sedge" from schwert "sword"), on notion of plant with "cutting" leaves (compare etymological sense of gladiolus). Old Irish seisg, Welsh hesgreed "rush" might represent a similar sense development from the same root. Often spelled seg, segg until present form triumphed early 1900s.
- 1. Sedge is similar in appearance to grass but has a solid rather than a hollow stem.
- 2. Meyer Sedge fiber is a new type of green fiber.
- 3. Sedge grows in marshes or near water.
- 4. European sedge having small edible nutlike tubers.
- 5. European maritime sedge naturalized along Atlantic coast of United States; rootstock has properties of sarsaparilla.
- 一种欧洲的海岸苔草,沿美国大西洋海岸归化; 具有菝葜性能的根茎.
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