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perilous 復習

IOC working to combat 'extreme heat' during 2020 Tokyo Games

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The International Olympic Committee said Thursday it is planning measures to combat the "extreme heat" that could pose a health risk to athletes, spectators and workers during the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.


Coates, a former rower, highlighted his own sport and surfing -- a new Olympic addition for the Tokyo Games -- as sports in which changeable weather conditions could leave athletes and coaches waiting in potentially perilous conditions.


今回気になったのは、perilous /pérələs/ です。以下で意味等を確認していきます。

まず、LDOCEで調べてみると、“very dangerous”とあり、『ウィズダム英和辞典』には、「きわめて危険な」とありました。

続いてODEで語源を調べてみると、“Middle English: from Old French perillous, from Latin periculosus, from periculum ‘danger’ (SEE PERIL).”と定義されていました。


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