来自拉丁语 stalactites,钟乳石，向下悬垂的石柱，来自希腊语 stalaktos,滴落，滴出，来自 stalassein,滴，流淌，来自 PIE*stag,滴，渗出，词源同 stagnant,instill.拼写比较 rule,regulate.
- stalactite:  A stalactite is etymologically something that ‘drips’. The word was coined in modern Latin as stalactītēs, based on Greek stalaktós ‘dripping’, a derivative of the verb stalássein ‘drip’. Also derived from stalássein was stalagmós ‘dropping’, which formed the basis of stalagmite .
- stalactite (n.)
- "hanging formation of carbonite of lime from the roof of a cave," 1670s, Englished from Modern Latin stalactites (used 1654 by Olaus Wormius), from Greek stalaktos "dripping, oozing out in drops," from stalassein "to trickle," from PIE root *stag- "to seep, drip, drop" (cognates: German stallen, Lithuanian telziu "to urinate") + noun suffix -ite (1). Related: Stalactic; stalactitic.
- 1. A stalagmite is below a stalactite and they both grow, eventually to meet.
- 石笋在钟乳石下面,它们二者都在增长, 最终会合.
- 2. It takes thousands of years to form a stalactite cave.
- 3. The nose is a manifest congealed drop or stalactite.
- 4. Not every stalactite has a complementary stalagmite.
- 5. Seepage flow can be observed in stalactite caves.
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