- pacific[pacific 词源字典]
- pacific: see peace
[pacific etymology, pacific origin, 英语词源]
- pacific (adj.)
- 1540s, "tending to make peace," from Middle French pacifique, from Latin pacificus "peaceful, peace-making," from pax (genitive pacis) "peace" (see peace) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Meaning "peaceful, calm" is first recorded 1630s. Related: Pacifical (mid-15c.); pacifically.