TEM8 GRE TOEFL
1、mur- + -al.
2、含义：pertaining to walls; painting on a wall, short for mural painting.
缩写自mural painting,壁画，来自拉丁语murus,墙，墙壁，来自PIE*mei,修建，巩固，防御 工事，可能来自PIE*mo,辛劳，劳作，词源同mole,防洪堤，城墙，大型工事。
- mural:  The Latin for ‘wall’ was mūrus, derivatives of which have given English immure  and mural. It came from an earlier form moerus, to which was related moenia ‘walls’, source of the verb mūnīre ‘fortify, defend’. This has given English muniment ‘documentary proof of ownership, which ‘defends’ one’s right to something’  and munition  (whence ammunition).
=> ammunition, immure, muniment, munition
- mural (n.)
- painting on a wall, 1921, short for mural painting (1850), from mural (adj.) "pertaining to walls" (mid-15c.), from Latin muralis "of a wall," from murus "wall" (Old Latin moiros, moerus), from PIE *mei- "to fix; to build fences or fortifications" (cognates: Old English mære "boundary, border, landmark;" Old Norse -mæri "boundary, border-land;" Latin munire "to fortify, protect").
- 1. Adult education is run in cooperation with the extra-mural departments of the universities.
- 2. One of the walls enclosing the park is decorated with a huge mural showing Hollywood stars.
- 3. I took my first extra-mural course in 1948 in Coventry, even though I was working in Birmingham.
- 4. I am very much interested in the mural and rock paintings.
- 5. Bihutang Mural is a new concept focusing on interior visual art.
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