英 ['kaʊns(ə)l; -sɪl]
- n. 委员会；会议；理事会；地方议会；顾问班子
- n. (Council)人名；(英)康斯尔
CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
1. con- "together" + calare "call" (see claim) => concile "group of people, meeting, assembly" => cuncile => council.
coun-,同con-,强调。-cil, 召唤，召集，词源同call,conciliate. 即召集过来开会。
- council:  Etymologically, a council is a body that has been ‘called together’ or ‘summoned’. Latin concilium meant ‘assembly, meeting’; it was formed from the prefix com- ‘together’ and calāre ‘call, summon’. It passed into English via Anglo-Norman cuncile. It has no direct etymological connection with counsel, but the two are so similar that their meanings have tended to merge at various points down the centuries. Latin concilium also formed the basis of the verb conciliāre, which originally meant ‘bring together, unite’. Its metaphorical sense ‘make more friendly, win over’ is preserved in English conciliate .
- council (n.)
- early 12c., from Anglo-French cuncile, from Old North French concilie (Old French concile, 12c.) "assembly; council meeting; body of counsellors," from Latin concilium "group of people, meeting," from com- "together" (see com-) + calare "to call" (see claim (v.)). Tendency to confuse it in form and meaning with counsel has been consistent since 16c.
- 1. The council recently drew fire for its intervention in the dispute.
- 2. Today's Security Council resolution will be a significant success for American diplomacy.
- 3. The District Council made a weekly collection of refuse.
- 4. President Najibullah said he would call a grand council of all Afghans.
- 5. Independent candidates won the majority of seats on the local council.
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