前缀a-, 没有。词根maz, 胸，见mastitis,乳腺炎。原指传说中的希腊的一支女人部落，切除右胸以方便射箭，英勇善战。后据说亚马逊河流域出现了类似的野人族，故名。
- Amazon (n.)
- late 14c., from Greek Amazon (mostly in plural Amazones) "one of a race of female warriors in Scythia," probably from an unknown non-Indo-European word, possibly from an Iranian compound *ha-maz-an- "(one) fighting together" [Watkins], but in folk etymology long derived from a- "without" + mazos "breasts," hence the story that the Amazons cut or burned off one breast so they could draw bowstrings more efficiently.
The river in South America (originally called by the Spanish Rio Santa Maria de la Mar Dulce) rechristened by Francisco de Orellana, 1541, after an encounter with female warriors of the Tapuyas (or, as some say, beardless, long-haired male tribesmen; still others hold that the name is a corruption of a native word in Tupi or Guarani meaning "wave").
- 1. a gripping narrative of their journey up the Amazon
- 2. They were exploring the Amazon jungle.
- 3. Looks like someone wants to run upagainst Amazon here.
- 4. Amazon's challengers come from two directions.
- 5. I don't recall Amazon, eBay or Yahoo using a Flash intro, so you probably shouldn't either.
- 我没有听说过Amazon 、 eBay、 Yahoo这样的网站使用Flash引导页, 因此你最好也不要用.
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