福爾摩斯

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Chinese[edit]

phonetic
trad. (福爾摩斯)
simp. (福尔摩斯)
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English Holmes, with influence from Amoy Min Nan in the translation by Huang Ding (黃鼎) and Zhang Zaixin (張在新), with the form 福而摩司 [1902], which was changed to the current form in 《續包探案》 [1903].

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Proper noun[edit]

福爾摩斯

  1. Sherlock Holmes (fictional detective in the novels by Arthur Conan Doyle)
  2. (figuratively) person with great powers of observation and deduction

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