CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
1、simil- + -ar.
2、earlier similary, 也就是说是由similary缩略而来。
来自拉丁语 similis,相似的，类似的，来自 PIE*sem,一，一样，词源同 same,simple.
- similar:  Similar comes via French similaire from medieval Latin *similāris, a derivative of Latin similis ‘like, similar’. This or the closely related simul ‘at the same time’ have also given English assemble , dissemble , ensemble , resemble, semblance , similitude , simulate , and simultaneous . Its ultimate source was the Indo-European base *sem-, *som-, which also lies behind English same, simple, single, and the homo- of homosexual.
=> assemble, dissemble, ensemble, resemble, same, semblance, simple, simulate, simultaneous, single
- similar (adj.)
- "having characteristics in common," 1610s (earlier similary, 1560s), from French similaire, from a Medieval Latin extended form of Latin similis "like, resembling," from Old Latin semol "together," from PIE root *sem- (1) "one, as one, together with" (see same). The noun meaning "that which is similar" is from 1650s. Related: Similarly.
- 1. The Ukrainians speak a Slavonic language similar to Russian.
- 2. Over the years several similar theories have been put forward.
- 3. The Casino, where she had often danced, had suffered a similar fate.
- 4. Again the pregnancy was very similar to my previous two.
- 5. Place them in a jam jar, porcelain bowl, or other similar container.
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