- n. [建] 箍筋；马镫；镫形物
- n. (Stirrup)人名；(英)斯特拉普
1. stair + rope => stirrup.
2. literally "climbing rope".
3. Originally a looped rope as a help for mounting.
来 自 古 英 语 stigrap, 马 镫 ， 来 自 Proto-Germanic*stigaz, 爬 ， 来 自 PIE*steigh, 爬 ， 词 源 同 stair,stile,+rap,绳子，来自 rope 古英语拼写形式。
- stirrup: [OE] A stirrup is etymologically a ‘climbing rope’. The word goes back to a prehistoric Germanic compound formed from the base *stig- ‘climb’ (source also of English stair and stile) and *raipaz (ancestor of English rope). The earliest stirrups were looped pieces of rope.
=> rope, stair, stile
- stirrup (n.)
- Old English stigrap "a support for the foot of a person mounted on a horse," literally "climbing rope," from stige "a climbing, ascent" (from Proto-Germanic *stigaz "climbing;" see stair) + rap (see rope (n.)). Originally a looped rope as a help for mounting. Germanic cognates include Old Norse stigreip, Middle Dutch stegerep, Old High German stegareif, German stegreif. Surgical device used in childbirth, etc., so called from 1884. Stirrup-cup (1680s) was a cup of wine or other drink handed to a rider already on horseback and setting out on a journey, hence "a parting glass" (compare French le vin de l'etrier).
- 1. She had to lengthen her stirrup leathers.
- 2. Jane put one foot in the near stirrup and turned to look at the stranger.
- 3. The stirrup leathers rubbed raw patches on his legs.
- 4. He walked up to the horse and put his foot in the stirrup.
- 5. If you speak the truth, have a foot in the stirrup.
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