1. blow => Latin flare (pp. flatus) "to blow" => flute.
2. perhaps Latin flare (pp. flatus) "to blow" + lute => flute: 用嘴吹奏的乐器.
3. lute => flute.
4. perhaps influenced by lute.
5. f-(谐音“风”) + lute => 用嘴吹风、吹气的乐器。
词源不确定。可能为拟声词或来自辅音丛bl, fl, 吹，鼓起，词源同blow, flatulent. 用来指一种木管乐器。
- flute:  Provençal flaut was probably the original source of flute, and it reached English via Old French floute or floite. Where flaut came from, however, is another matter, and a much disputed one. Some etymologists claim that it is ultimately simply an imitation of a high-pitched sound, its initial consonant cluster perhaps provided by Provençal flajol ‘small flute or whistle’ (source of English flageolet , but itself of unknown origin) and Latin flāre ‘blow’; others suggest a specific blend of flajol with Provençal laut, source of English lute.
The sense ‘groove’ developed in English in the 17th century, from a comparison with the long thin shape of the instrument. Related forms in English include flautist , whose immediate source, Italian flautisto, preserves the au diphthong of the Provençal source word flaut (American English prefers the older, native English formation flutist ); and perhaps flout , which may come from Dutch fluiten ‘play the flute’, hence ‘whistle at, mock’.
- flute (n.)
- early 14c., from Old French flaut, flaute (musical) "flute" (12c.), from Old Provençal flaut, which is of uncertain origin; perhaps imitative or from Latin flare "to blow" (see blow (v.1)); perhaps influenced by Provençal laut "lute." The other Germanic words (such as German flöte) are likewise borrowings from French.
Ancient flutes were direct, blown straight through a mouthpiece but held away from the player's mouth; the modern transverse or German flute developed 18c. The older style then sometimes were called flûte-a-bec (French, literally "flute with a beak"). The modern design and key system of the concert flute were perfected 1834 by Theobald Boehm. The architectural sense of "furrow in a pillar" (1650s) is from fancied resemblance to the inside of a flute split down the middle. Meaning "tall, slender wine glass" is from 1640s.
- flute (v.)
- late 14c., "to play upon the flute," from flute (n.). Meaning "to make (architectural) flutes" is from 1570s. Related: Fluted; fluting.
- 1. Some of the instrumentation is exquisite, particularly for harp and flute.
- 2. a concerto for flute and harp
- 3. She plays the flute in the school orchestra.
- 4. There is an extensive repertoire of music written for the flute.
- 5. He took out his flute, and blew at it.
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