carrel

英 ['kær(ə)l] 美 ['kærəl]
  • n. 小阅读室
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carrel 图书馆小隔间

可能来自PIE *sker, 围,转,词源同ring, curve. -el, 小词后缀。指围起来的小块空间。

carrel (n.)
1590s, "study in a cloister," from Medieval Latin carula "small study in a cloister," which is of unknown origin; perhaps from Latin corolla "little crown, garland," used in various senses of "ring" (for example, a c. 1330 description of Stonehenge: "þis Bretons renged about þe feld, þe karole of þe stones beheld"); extended to precincts and spaces enclosed by rails, etc. Specific sense of "private cubicle in a library" is from 1919.
1. He then returned to his carrel for his own research.
他接着就回到卡座去作自己的研究.

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