- n. 微光；闪光；瞬息的一现
- vi. 闪烁；隐约地闪现
- vt. 使闪烁；使发微光
CET6 TEM4 IELTS GRE
1. PIE root *ghel- "shine, glitter, glow" => Proto-Germanic *glim- => gleam, glimmer, glimpse.
2. glimmer is a frequentative from Proto-Germanic *glim-, originally "shine brightly," Sense shifted 15c. to "shine faintly".
3. PIE root *ghel- "shine, glitter, glow" => glow, glitter, glister, glisten, glint, glad.
来自PIE*ghel, 照耀，发光，词源同glass, glimmer.
- gleam: [OE] Gleam is one of a very wide range of English words beginning with gl that denote ‘shining’ (others include glare, glint, glister, glitter, and glow). Originally it was a noun, which came from Germanic *glaim-, *glim- (source also of glimmer ); the verb is a 13thcentury development.
=> glimmer, glimpse
- gleam (n.)
- Old English glæm "a brilliant light; brightness; splendor, radiance, beauty," from Proto-Germanic *glaimiz (cognates: Old Saxon glimo "brightness;" Middle High German glim "spark," gleime "glow-worm;" German glimmen "to glimmer, glow;" Old Norse glja "to shine, glitter, glisten"), from root *glim-, from PIE *ghel- (2) "to shine," with derivatives referring to bright materials and gold (see glass (n.), and compare glad (adj.)).
- gleam (v.)
- early 13c., from gleam (n). Related: Gleamed; gleaming.
- 1. The product is still only a gleam in an engineer's eye.
- 2. There was a gleam of hope for a peaceful settlement.
- 3. There was a gleam in her eye when she looked at me.
- 4. In the light from the hall, her hair had a golden gleam.
- 5. We saw the gleam of headlights through the rain.
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