- n. 巢，窝；安乐窝；温床
- vt. 筑巢；嵌套
- vi. 筑巢；找鸟巢
- n. (Nest)人名；(德)内丝特；(英)内丝特(女子教名 Agnes 威尔士语的昵称)
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- nest: [OE] Etymologically, a nest is a place for ‘sitting down’. It is a very ancient word, and traces its history all the way back to Indo- European *nizdo-, a compound formed from *ni ‘down’ (source of English beneath and nether) and *sed- (ancestor of English sit). From it came English nest (a word shared by German and Dutch), and also Latin nīdus ‘nest’, source of Old French niche ‘nest’ – whence English niche . Nestle [OE] was derived from nest.
=> beneath, nestle, nether, sit
- nest (n.)
- Old English nest "bird's nest, snug retreat," also "young bird, brood," from Proto-Germanic *nistaz (cognates: Middle Low German, Middle Dutch nest, German Nest), from PIE *nizdo- (cognates: Sanskrit nidah "resting place, nest," Latin nidus "nest," Old Church Slavonic gnezdo, Old Irish net, Welsh nyth, Breton nez "nest"), probably from *ni "down" + *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary).
Used since Middle English in reference to various accumulations of things (such as a nest of drawers, early 18c.). Nest egg "retirement savings" is from 1700, originally "a real or artificial egg left in a nest to induce the hen to go on laying there" (c. 1600).
- nest (v.)
- Old English nistan "to build nests," from Proto-Germanic *nistijanan, from the source of nest (n.). The modern verb is perhaps a new formation in Middle English from the noun. Related: Nested; nesting.
- 1. As soon as the two chicks hatch, they leave the nest burrow.
- 2. The nest contained eight little mice that were naked and blind.
- 3. The actual nest is a work of art.
- 4. a bird's nest with two eggs in it
- 5. a nest of thieves
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