- n. 蜗牛；迟钝的人
- vi. 缓慢移动
- vt. 缓慢移动
CET6+ TEM4 CET6
1. snake => snail.
来自古英语 snaegl,蜗牛，来自 Proto-Germanic*snagila,蜗牛，来自 PIE*sneg,爬，蜷缩，词源 同 snake,sneak.拼写比较 rail,regulate.
- snail: [OE] Snail, like German dialect schnägel, Swedish snigel, and Danish snegl, comes from a prehistoric Germanic base *snag-, *sneg- ‘crawl’, which also produced German schnecke ‘snail’ and English snake. Lithuanian snāke ‘snail’ is a distant relative.
- snail (n.)
- Old English snægl, from Proto-Germanic *snagila (cognates: Old Saxon snegil, Old Norse snigill, Danish snegl, Swedish snigel, Middle High German snegel, dialectal German Schnegel, Old High German snecko, German Schnecke "snail"), from *snog-, variant of PIE root *sneg- "to crawl, creep; creeping thing" (see snake (n.)). The word essentially is a diminutive form of Old English snaca "snake," which literally means "creeping thing." Also formerly used of slugs. Symbolic of slowness since at least c. 1000; snail's pace is attested from c. 1400.
- 1. The train was moving now at a snail's pace.
- 2. The snail left a trail of slime along the floor.
- 3. I confess it with shame -- shrunk icily into myself, like a snail.
- 我羞愧地忏悔了 —— 冷冰冰地退缩, 像个蜗牛.
- 4. Time moved at a snail's pace before the holidays.
- 5. Snail is a small plant - eating creature with a soft body.
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