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- labyrinth (n.)
- c. 1400, laberynthe (late 14c. in Latinate form laborintus) "labyrinth, maze," figuratively "bewildering arguments," from Latin labyrinthus, from Greek labyrinthos "maze, large building with intricate passages," especially the structure built by Daedelus to hold the Minotaur near Knossos in Crete, from a pre-Greek language; perhaps related to Lydian labrys "double-edged axe," symbol of royal power, which fits with the theory that the labyrinth was originally the royal Minoan palace on Crete and meant "palace of the double-axe." Used in English for "maze" early 15c., and in figurative sense of "confusing state of affairs" (1540s).
- 1. They found a labyrinth of tunnels under the ground.
- 2. We lost our way in the labyrinth of streets.
- 3. He wandered through the labyrinth of the alleyways.
- 4. The badger sett had twelve entrances to what must have been a labyrinth of tunnels.
- 5. But Hester could not resolve the query , using herself in a dismal labyrinth of doubt.
- 对这一逼问,海丝特可没法作答了, 因为连她自己也尚在阴暗的迷宫中徘徊呢.
来自英汉文学 - 红字
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