1. Etymologically, stamina is the plural of stamen 'male reproductive part of a flower' .
来自拉丁语 stamina,复数格于 stamen,雄蕊，纺线，经线，命运线，生命线。引申比喻义耐力， 持久力。
- stamina:  Etymologically, stamina is the plural of stamen ‘male reproductive part of a flower’ . The ultimate source of both is Latin stāmen ‘thread of woven cloth’, which went back to Indo-European *stāmen-, a derivative of the base *stā- ‘stand’ (source also of English stand). The application to the plant-part appears to go back to the Roman naturalist Pliny, who used stāmen for the stamens of a sort of lily, which resembled threads of cloth. The Latin plural stāmina was borrowed into English in the metaphorical sense ‘threads of human life, vital capacities’, and by the 18th century it had broadened out to ‘vigour’.
=> stamen, stand
- stamina (n.)
- 1670s, "rudiments or original elements of something," from Latin stamina "threads," plural of stamen (genitive staminis) "thread, warp" (see stamen). Sense of "power to resist or recover, strength, endurance" first recorded 1726 (originally plural), from earlier meaning "congenital vital capacities of a person or animal;" also in part from use of the Latin word in reference to the threads spun by the Fates (such as queri nimio de stamine "too long a thread of life"), and partly from a figurative use of Latin stamen "the warp (of cloth)" on the notion of the warp as the "foundation" of a fabric. Related: Staminal.
- 1. It takes a lot of stamina to run a marathon.
- 2. I lacked the stamina to run the whole length of the race.
- 3. Giving up smoking had a magical effect on his stamina.
- 4. It's remarkable that a 70 - year - old man has the stamina he had!
- 一个70 岁 的人还有他那样的精力,真是不同寻常.
- 5. Aerobic exercise helps to build up stamina.
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