Incidentally, in a folklore tale, a mythological hero called Nomi no Sukune once beat a wrestler called Taima no Kehaya. Taima is also a homonym for the Japanese word for cannabis.
USA Today leads with a look at how the rising Mississippi River threatens to break through levees in several towns that continue to rely on outdated flood protection.
Nearly 20 levees have given way this week to the river, which was expected to reach record levels in some areas.
It’s the latest piece of bad news about an economy in which the employment situation has actually been deteriorating for the past year. It’s no longer possible to hope that the effects of the housing slump will remain “contained,” as one of 2007’s buzzwords had it. The levees have been breached, and the repercussions of the housing crisis are spreading across the economy as a whole.
━━ n. 〔米〕 沖積堤; （川の）堤防; 船着き場.
━━ n. 〔英〕 （君主の）謁見(えっけん)（式）; （大統領などが行う）レセプション; （人に敬意を表するための）パーティー; （著名人の早朝の）接見.
- An embankment raised to prevent a river from overflowing.
- A small ridge or raised area bordering an irrigated field.
- A landing place on a river; a pier.
To provide with a levee.
[French levée, from Old French levee, from feminine past participle of lever, to raise. See lever.]
lev·ee2 (lĕv'ē, lə-vē', -vā')
- A reception held, as by royalty, upon arising from bed.
- A formal reception, as at a royal court.
[From French lever, a rising, from Old French, from lever, to raise, rise. See lever.]
ホモニム 1 [homonym]
- One of two or more words that have the same sound and often the same spelling but differ in meaning, such as bank (embankment) and bank (place where money is kept).
- A word used to designate several different things.
- A namesake.
- Biology. A taxonomic name identical to one previously applied to a different species or genus and therefore unacceptable in its new use.
[Latin homōnymum, from Greek homōnumon, from neuter of homōnumos, homonymous. See homonymous.]
relating to a group of nouns in a particular language which have the same grammatical behaviour and which do not usually include words that refer to females or males:
The German word for 'book', 'das Buch', is neuter.
Compare masculine (GRAMMAR); feminine (GRAMMAR).
neuter (REMOVE SEX ORGANS)
1 to remove part of an animal's sexual organs, so that it cannot reproduce:
Has your dog been neutered?
2 to take the power away from something
━━ a. 【文法】中性の; 【生物】無性の; 中立の.
━━ n. 【文法】中性（語） ((tree, itなど)); 無性動［植］物; 去勢された動物; 中立者.
━━ vt. 去勢する.
━━ vt. 去勢する.