icicle

英 ['aɪsɪk(ə)l] 美 ['aɪsɪkl]
  • n. 冰柱;垂冰;冷冰冰的人
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icicle 冰锥,冰柱

来自中古英语,ice,冰,-icle,来自ickle,古英语方言,冰柱,冰晶。

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icicle: [14] Historically, icicle is a tautology, meaning literally ‘ice icicle’. It originated in Middle English as a compound of ice and ickel ‘icicle’. This word, which survived dialectally into the 20th century as ickle, goes back to Old English gicel, which in turn was descended from a prehistoric Germanic *jakulaz (source also of modern Icelandic jökull ‘glacier’).
icicle (n.)
early 14c., isykle, from is "ice" + ikel "icicle," from Old English gicel "icicle, ice" (rel. to cylegicel "cold ice"), from Proto-Germanic *jekilaz (cognates: Old Norse jaki "piece of ice," diminutive jökull "icicle, ice, glacier;" Old High German ihilla "icicle"), from PIE *yeg- "ice." Dialectal ickle "icicle" survived into 20c.
1. She walked in, as chill as an icicle, and as high as a princess.
她走进来了, 跟个冰柱似的,冷冰冰的, 又象个公主似的高不可攀.

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2. The drops fell very slowly, as they fall from an icicle after the sun has gone.
血滴得很慢很慢, 仿佛是太阳落山后的冰柱滴下的水珠.

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3. The spectacle of the icicle in the cave is amazing.
石花洞的冰凌奇观让人叹为观止.

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4. This passionless girl was like an icicle in the sunshine.
这个冷静的女孩犹如阳光下的冰柱.

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5. A large ice floe in the Arctic Ocean bears an icicle - trimmed cave.
北冰洋上的一片巨大浮冰支撑起一个由冰柱装饰的洞窟.

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