英 ['kʌmlɪ] 美 ['kʌmli]
  • adj. 清秀的,标致的
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comely 标致的

可能来自becoming, 得体的,适宜的。

comely: [13] Old English had an adjective cymlic ‘beautiful’ (no relation at all to come), but this seems to have died out around the year 1000, and it is likely that comely, which first appears in the early 13th century, represents a reduced version of becomely, an adjective long since defunct of which there are a few records towards the end of the 12th century. This meant ‘suitable, becoming’ (it was formed, of course, from the verb become), an early meaning of comely; its other semantic strand, ‘beautiful’, is probably a memory of Old English cymlic.
=> become
comely (adj.)
"beautiful, handsome," c. 1400, probably from Old English cymlic "lovely, splendid, finely made," from cyme "exquisite, glorious, delicate," from West Germanic *kumi- "delicate, feeble" (cognates: Old High German chumo "with difficulty," chumig "weak, delicate;" German kaum "hardly, scarcely"). Or perhaps the modern word is from Middle English bicumelic (c. 1200) "suitable, exquisite," literally "becomely" (compare becoming).
1. His wife is a comely young woman.


2. A nervous, comely - dressed little girl stepped out.
一个紧张不安 、 衣着漂亮的小姑娘站了出来.

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3. She bloomed herself, and was a comely, comfortable, reasonable woman.
她自己也发福起来, 是个容貌宜人, 通情达理的女人.


4. Such a fear also troubled the comely head of Mme. Chiang kai - shek.


5. All were at least comely, and one of them very handsome and regular of feature.
她们至少都长得不难看, 其中有一个容貌很端正,很漂亮.


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