- n. [天] 彗星
- n. (Comet)人名；(法)科梅
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- comet:  Comet means literally ‘the longhaired one’. Greek kómē meant ‘hair’, but it was also applied metaphorically to the tail of a comet, which was thought of as streaming out behind like a luxuriant head of hair being blown by the wind. Hence an astēr kométēs ‘longhaired star’ was the name given to a comet. Eventually the adjective kométēs came to stand for the whole phrase, and it passed via Latin comēta and Old French comete into English.
- comet (n.)
- c. 1200, from Old French comete (12c., Modern French comète), from Latin cometa, from Greek (aster) kometes, literally "long-haired (star)," from kome "hair of the head" (compare koman "let the hair grow long"), which is of unknown origin. So called from resemblance of a comet's tail to streaming hair.
- 1. They observed the comet for 70 days before it faded from sight.
- 2. Comet also sired the champion foal out of Spinway Harvest.
- 3. We were not altogether sure that the comet would miss the Earth.
- 4. The orbit of this comet intersects the orbit of the Earth.
- 5. Recently they have discovered a comet.
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