she-bear

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Anglais[modifier le wikicode]

Étymologie[modifier le wikicode]

 Dérivé de bear (« ours ») avec le préfixe she- (« femelle »).

Nom commun [modifier le wikicode]

Singulier Pluriel
she-bear
\ˈʃi.bɛɹ\
ou \ˈʃiː.bɛə\
she-bears
\ˈʃi.bɛɹz\
ou \ˈʃiː.bɛəz\

she-bear \ˈʃi.bɛɹ\ (États-Unis), \ˈʃiː.bɛə\ (Royaume-Uni)

  1. (Zoologie) Ourse.
    • All three texts play with imagery drawn directly from the lived observation that a she-bear is very dangerous if one interferes with her cubs. — (Marcia J. Bunge, ‎Terence E. Fretheim, ‎Beverly Roberts Gaventa, The Child in the Bible, 2008, page 400)
    • Some years later Arcas, now a youth, was hunting in the forest when he came upon a great she-bear. He was just about to launch his javelin at her when Zeus intervened to prevent an inadvertent matricide and raised them up into the heavens as Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, the constellations of the Great Bear and the Little Bear. — (Stephen Fry, Heroes, Penguin Books, 2019, p. 303)