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来自PIE*kel, 伸出，柱子，词源同hill. -mn, 名词后缀。
- column:  The notion underlying column is of ‘height, command, extremity’. It comes, via Old French colomne, from Latin columna ‘pillar’, which was probably a derivative of columen, culmen ‘top, summit’ (from which English also gets culminate). It goes back ultimately to a base *kol-, *kel-, distant ancestor of English excel and hill. The word’s application to vertical sections of printed matter dates from the 15th century, but its transference to that which is written (as in ‘write a weekly newspaper column’) is a 20thcentury development.
=> culminate, excel, hill
- column (n.)
- mid-15c., "vertical division of a page," also "a pillar, post," from Old French colombe (12c., Modern French colonne "column, pillar"), from Latin columna "pillar," collateral form of columen "top, summit," from PIE root *kel- (4) "to project, be prominent" (see hill). Sense of "matter written for a newspaper" dates from 1785.
- 1. She also writes a regular column for the Times Educational Supplement.
- 2. Word went out that a column of tanks was on its way.
- 3. I ghosted his weekly rugby column for the Telegraph.
- 4. We had stupidly been looking at the wrong column of figures.
- 5. A dense column of smoke rose several miles into the air.
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