- n. 地幔；斗篷；覆盖物
- vi. 覆盖；脸红
- vt. 覆盖
- n. (Mantle)人名；(英、意)曼特尔
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1、mant- "cloak" + -le.
- mantle:  Mantle comes via Old French mantel from Latin mantellum ‘cloak’, a word of uncertain (possibly Celtic) origin. Related forms to find their way into English from other languages include mantilla  (a Spanish diminutive of manta ‘cape’, which came from Latin mantus, a shortened form of mantellum) and mantua, a term used in the 17th and 18th centuries for a woman’s loose gown, which arose from the association of modern French manteau with the name of the Italian city of Mantua, once famous for its silks. And the mantel  of mantelpiece is a variant spelling of mantle.
- mantle (n.)
- Old English mentel "loose, sleeveless cloak," from Latin mantellum "cloak" (source of Italian mantello, Old High German mantal, German Mantel, Old Norse mötull), perhaps from a Celtic source. Reinforced and altered 12c. by cognate Old French mantel "cloak, mantle; bedspread, cover" (Modern French manteau), also from the Latin source. Figurative sense "that which enshrouds" is from c. 1300. Allusive use for "symbol of literary authority or artistic pre-eminence" is from Elijah's mantle [2 Kings ii:13]. As a layer of the earth between the crust and core (though not originally distinguished from the core) it is attested from 1940.
- mantle (v.)
- "to wrap in a mantle," early 13c.; figurative use from mid-15c., from mantle (n.) or from Old French manteler. Related: Mantled; mantling.
- 1. She has the intellectual form to take up the mantle of leadership.
- 2. The vice-president must now take on the mantle of supreme power.
- 3. The earth bore a thick green mantle of vegetation.
- 4. The parks and squares looked grim under a mantle of soot and ash.
- 5. Glasgow has broadened its appeal since taking on the mantle of European City of Culture in 1990.
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