CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
1. 共同站到一起 consist of 组成。
con-, 强调。-sist, 站，词源同exist, stand.
- consist:  Latin consistere meant originally ‘stand still, be firmly in place’. It was a compound verb formed from the intensive prefix com- and sistere ‘place’ (a relative of Latin stāre, which entered into a parallel compound to form constāre ‘stand firm’, source of English constant ). The concrete concept of ‘standing firm’ passed into the more abstract ‘exist’, and hence ‘have a particular kind of existence, have particular inherent qualities’. By the time English borrowed the verb it had come to mean ‘be composed of’.
=> constant, constitute
- consist (v.)
- 1520s, from Middle French consister (14c.) or directly from Latin consistere "to stand firm, take a standing position, stop, halt," from com- "together" (see com-) + sistere "to place," causative of stare "to stand, be standing" (see stay (v.)). Related: Consisted; consisting.
- 1. The division will consist of two tank companies and one infantry company.
- 2. A healthy diet should consist of wholefood.
- 3. The development will consist of 66 dwellings and a number of offices.
- 4. The atmosphere consist of more than 70 % of nitrogen.
- 5. Their lives consist of the humdrum activities of everyday existence.
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