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akimbo (adv., adj.)

“双手放在臀部, 肘部以锐角向外弯曲”, 15世纪, in kenebowe, 来源不明, 可能来自中英文短语 in keen bow “以锐角” (与 keen, 在其中英文意义上的“锐角” + bow “拱形” ), 或来自斯堪的纳维亚语, 类似于冰岛语 kengboginn “弓形弯曲”, 但这似乎没有在这个确切的意义上使用过. 中英语纲要》比较了古法语 chane / kane / quenne “罐, 壶, 壶”. 许多语言都用茶壶来比喻, 如现代法语 faire le pot a deux anses “用两个把手玩壶”.

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Definitions of akimbo from WordNet
1
akimbo (adv.)
with hands on hips and elbows extending outward;
she stood there akimbo
2
akimbo (adj.)
(used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body;
stood with arms akimbo
a tailor sitting with legs akimbo
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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