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2009年9月21日月曜日

legion

カナ的に”レギオン”と発音しそうになりますが、英語的には”リージャン”という発音に近いです。

”レギオン”という場合は、古代ローマの軍隊を指します。

”レジオン(・ドヌール)”、というものもあります。こちらは、フランスの勲章です。

軍隊でも、勲章でもない、英語での話しですが、"legion of~"で、


大量の、多数の


という意味があります。


Mr. Motion continued: "On the face of it, his poems are about animals, nature and wildlife, but careful reading allows us to see them as a metaphorical or allegorical way of reconciling past and present." The poems in "Birthday Letters," Mr. Hughes's often heartbreaking account of his relationship with Plath, were written much more simplistically, as straightforward narratives that behave like prose. When the book was published, the poet's legion of friends, who knew him as a loyal and generous man who was almost bigger than life, with his imposing physical presence, his strong, eagle-like face, his enormous, bushy eyebrows and his thatch of thick unruly hair, said that he had finally succeeded in exorcising the ghosts of the past.
(New York Times. 1998.)

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