英 [fjʊ'nɪkjʊlə; fə'nɪk-]
1. funis "a cord, rope" => funicular, funambulist.
- funicular:  A funicular railway is literally one that runs on a ‘rope’. The word was coined from Latin fūniculus, a diminutive form of fūnis ‘rope’ (a word of uncertain origin from which comes Italian fune ‘cable, rope’). Fūnus also gave English funambulist ‘tightrope walker’ .
- funicular (adj.)
- 1660s, from funicle "a small cord" (1660s), from Latin funiculus "a slender rope," diminutive of funis "a cord, rope," of unknown etymology. De Vaan suggests it is a derivative of the root of filum. A funicular railway (1874) is one worked by a cable from a stationary engine.
- 1. Haifa Underground Funicular Railway: Haifa . opened 1959.
- 海法地下电缆铁路: 海法;1959年开放.
- 2. Atop Victoria Peak, reachable via a funicular are great views asas Peak Tower, a shopping complex.
- 香港城市生活:图片美术馆.在维多利亚的山顶上, 可以乘坐缆车到达,好极了的视野以及山顶的塔, 一个购物复合体.
- 3. We enjoyed scenery and greeted with other classmates when we on the funicular.
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