1、dia- "through" + phan- "show, appear, be seen" + -ous.
dia-, 穿过。-phan发光，显现，词源同phantasm, photo. 即透光的，半透明的。
- diaphanous:  Semantically, diaphanous is the ancestor of modern English see-through. It comes, via medieval Latin diaphanus, from Greek diaphanés, a compound adjective formed from dia- ‘through’ and the verb phaínein ‘show’. Originally in English it meant simply ‘transparent’, without its present-day connotations of delicacy: ‘Aristotle called light a quality inherent, or cleaving to a Diaphanous body’, Walter Raleigh, History of the World 1614.
- diaphanous (adj.)
- 1610s, from Medieval Latin diaphanus, from Greek diaphanes "transparent," from dia- "through" (see dia-) + phainesthai, middle voice form (subject acting on itself) of phainein "to show" (see phantasm).
- 1. She was wearing a dress of diaphanous silk.
- 2. The breeze rustled leaves in a dry and diaphanous distance.
- 3. Hence the rainforest's high level of humidity , visible from the observation tower in diaphanous cloudletscanopy.
- 所以,雨林的空气十分湿润, 从观测站望去,山林笼罩着薄薄的云.
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