CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
1、geo- + -graphy.
2、含义：description of the earth's surface.
geo-, 地，地球。-graphy, 写，描述，词源同telegraphy.
- geography:  All the English ‘geo-’ words (geography, geology , geometry , etc) come ultimately from Greek gē ‘earth’, a word probably of pre-Indo-European origin, whose Homeric form gaia was used as the name of the Greek goddess of the earth. Geography denotes literally the ‘describing of the earth’; geometry the ‘measuring of the earth’ (from its early application to the measuring of land and surveying).
=> geology, geometry
- geography (n.)
- "the science of description of the earth's surface in its present condition," 1540s, from Middle French géographie (15c.), from Latin geographia, from Greek geographia "description of the earth's surface," from geo- "earth" + -graphia "description" (see -graphy).
- 1. Why are Geography, Drama, Art and English in the ascendant?
- 2. The American continent's geography severely limited the lines of attack.
- 3. Geography was my weak subject.
- 4. I still haven't done my geography homework.
- 5. the physical geography of Scotland
[ geography 造句 ]