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Etymology of consist.png

consist = con + sist

con-: together, with

sist: derived from Latin "sistere", meaning "stand"

So consist means: 

Stand together/with.

Usage1:cosist of

A is B of standing together.

=>

A is B of consisting.

as time goes on, it turns slowly into:

A consists of B.

So "consist of" turns into the meaning: "to be formed from two or more things".

Usage2:consist in

A stands with in (within) B.

So "consist in" means “to exist in or depend on something”.

Evolution of usage

A building is bricks of standing together.

=>

A building is bricks of consisting.

=>

A building consists of bricks.

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