1. section, segment => sickle.
来自古英语 sicol,来自通俗拉丁语*sicila,来自拉丁语 secula,镰刀，来自 secare,砍，切，来自 PIE*sek,砍，切，词源同 segment,secateurs.
- sickle: [OE] A sickle is etymologically a ‘cutting’ tool. Like its close relatives German sichel and Dutch zikkel, it originated in a prehistoric Germanic borrowing of Latin secula ‘sickle’. This was a derivative of the verb secāre ‘cut’ (source of English section, sector, etc), which in turn went back to the Indo-European base *sek- ‘cut’ (source also of English scythe).
=> scythe, section, segment
- sickle (n.)
- Old English sicol, probably a West Germanic borrowing (Middle Dutch sickele, Dutch sikkel, Old High German sihhila, German Sichel) from Vulgar Latin *sicila, from Latin secula "sickle" (source also of Italian segolo "hatchet"), from PIE root *sek- "to cut" (see section (n.)). Applied to curved or crescent-shaped things from mid-15c. Sickle-cell anemia is first recorded 1922.
- 1. Take the sickle which is lying on the grindstone.
- 2. She bought herself a hoe and a sickle.
- 3. A bad shearer never had a good sickle.
- 4. Sickle-cell anaemia is passed on through a recessive gene.
- 5. A sickle moon was in the sky.
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