- n. （证明品质的）优良标志；公务印章；私人印戳；标记；威望；纪念邮戳
- n. (Cachet)人名；(法、罗)卡谢
来自拉丁词coactare, 压缩，堆放。co-, 强调，-act, 做，压紧。在法语里指公文印章，特指国王印章，因而有了威望之意。
- cachet:  Cachet was a Scottish borrowing of a French word which originally meant ‘seal affixed to a letter or document’. In the 19th century this developed into the figurative ‘personal stamp, distinguishing characteristic’, which, through its use in the context of distinguished or fashionable people or things, has come to mean ‘prestige’. The original notion contained in the word is of ‘pressing’.
It comes via the medieval French verb cacher ‘press’ from Latin coactāre ‘constrain’. This was a derivative of coact-, the past participial stem of cōgere ‘drive together’ (source of English cogent), a compound verb formed from con- ‘together’ and agere ‘drive’ (source of English act and a host of other derivatives from agent to prodigal).
Modern French cacher means ‘hide’, which is the source of cache ‘hoard’, borrowed by English in the 19th century.
=> cache, cogent
- cachet (n.)
- 1630s, Scottish borrowing of French cachet "seal affixed to a letter or document" (16c.), from Old French dialectal cacher "to press, crowd," from Latin coactare "constrain" (see cache). Meaning evolving through "(letter under) personal stamp (of the king)" to "prestige." Compare French lettre de cachet "letter under seal of the king."
- 1. The social cachet of some form of qualification in India is powerful.
- 2. A Mercedes carries a certain cachet.
- 3. Federal courts have a certain cachet which state courts lack.
- 4. Her success in business had earned her a certain cachet in society.
- 5. In the world of jewelry, the Cartier name has long - standing cachet.
- 在珠宝世界里, 卡迪亚这个名字有着经久不衰的威望.