2007/07/22

海的少女

昨晚看仲夏夜之夢時聽到sea-maid一詞,和mermaid同樣是美人魚。我突然想到,海的法文是mer,那麼mermaid的mer應該也是海的意思,maid是maiden,也就是少女,mermaid就是海的少女啦!

3 comments:

softenoften said...

這個資訊真是不錯噢! 正想要不要帶弟弟感染一些"文化"氣息,謝啦~^^

Anonymous said...

It's from Old English "mere", or Latin "mare". Probably similar origin to French "mer"

chiuki said...

softenoften: 不謝。他們這兩週末都有表演,記得帶毛毯或草坪椅子,早些去佔個好位置。

anonymous: yeah, Old English "mere" probably shares the same root as French "mer".