CET4 TEM4 考 研 TOEFL CET6
col-, 强调。-leag, 收集，选出，词源同elect, college.字面意思即选到一起的人。
- colleague:  A colleague is literally ‘one chosen or delegated to be or work with another’. It comes via French collègue from Latin collēga, a compound noun formed from com- ‘with’ and lēg-, the stem of lēgāre ‘choose’ (whence also English legation and delegate) and lēx ‘law’ (source of English legal, legitimate, etc). Despite the similarity in spelling, it is not related to English league.
=> college, delegate, legal, legitimate
- colleague (n.)
- 1530s, from Middle French collègue (16c.), from Latin collega "partner in office," from com- "with" (see com-) + leg-, stem of legare "to choose" (see legate). So, "one chosen to work with another," or "one chosen at the same time as another."
- 1. He was fired from his job after roughing up a colleague.
- 2. He had been invited to sup with a colleague and his wife.
- 3. I hesitated, not wanting to tell tales about my colleague.
- 4. A jealous colleague could spread scandalous gossip about you.
- 5. A colleague urged him to see a psychiatrist, but Faulkner refused.
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