- adj. 天上的，天空的
- n. 神仙，天堂里的居民
TEM8 GRE TOEFL
1. ceiling => celestial.
2. ceiling => Latin caelum "heaven, sky" => cel- / cael- + -estial => celestial.
来自拉丁词caelum, 天空，最终来自PIE*kaid,*skai, 照耀，明亮，词源同candle, shine.
- celestial (adj.)
- late 14c., "pertaining to heaven," from Old French celestial "celestial, heavenly, sky-blue," from Latin caelestis "heavenly, pertaining to the sky," from caelum "heaven, sky; abode of the gods; climate," which is of uncertain origin; perhaps from PIE *kaid-slo-, perhaps from a root also found in Germanic and Baltic meaning "bright, clear" (compare Lithuanian skaidrus "shining, clear;" Old English hador, German heiter "clear, shining, cloudless," Old Norse heið "clear sky").
The Latin word is the source of the usual word for "sky" in most of the Romance languages, such as French ciel, Spanish cielo, Italian cielo. General sense of "heavenly, very delightful" in English is from early 15c.
- 1. Angels are celestial beings.
- 2. Stars are celestial bodies.
- 3. In the process of their careful watching and recording the celestial movements the Chinese provided valuable and interesting information for succeeding generations.
- 4. Gravity governs the motions of celestial bodies.
- 5. Celestial poles are situated directly over the earth's geographical poles.
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