- n. 薄雾；视线模糊不清；模糊不清之物
- vi. 下雾；变模糊
- vt. 使模糊；使蒙上薄雾
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- mist: [OE] Mist is a member of quite a widespread Indo-European family of ‘mist’-words. Dutch and Swedish share mist, and among the non- Germanic languages Greek has omíkhlē, Lithuanian and Latvia migla, Serbo-Croat màgla, Polish mgła, and Russian mgla, all meaning ‘mist’, besides Sanskrit mēghas ‘cloud’, which all point back to an Indo- European ancestor *migh-, *meigh-.
- mist (n.)
- Old English mist "dimness (of eyesight), mist" (earliest in compounds, such as misthleoðu "misty cliffs," wælmist "mist of death"), from Proto-Germanic *mikhstaz (cognates: Middle Low German mist, Dutch mist, Icelandic mistur, Norwegian and Swedish mist), perhaps from PIE *meigh- "to urinate" (cognates: Greek omikhle, Old Church Slavonic migla, Sanskrit mih, megha "cloud, mist;" see micturition).
Sometimes distinguished from fog, either as being less opaque or as consisting of drops large enough to have a perceptible downward motion. [OED]Also in Old English in sense of "dimness of the eyes, either by illness or tears," and in figurative sense of "things that obscure mental vision."
- mist (v.)
- Old English mistian "to become misty, to be or grow misty;" see mist (n.). Meaning "To cover with mist" is early 15c. Related: Misted; misting.
- 1. I stepped outside and pulled up my collar against the cold mist.
- 2. He recognized the coast of England through a veil of mist.
- 3. With a thick mist now blanketing the trees, I got thoroughly lost.
- 4. Mist shrouded the outline of Buckingham Palace.
- 5. Amid the trees the sea mist was dripping.
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