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Etna

or Aet·na

[et-nuh]
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noun
  1. Mount, an active volcano in E Sicily. 10,758 feet (3280 meters).
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Examples from the Web for etna

Historical Examples

  • San Felice is a large village in the plain at the foot of Etna.

    The Call of the Blood</p>

    Robert Smythe Hichens

  • At the end of the narrow street Maurice saw the large bulk of Etna.

    The Call of the Blood</p>

    Robert Smythe Hichens

  • Empedocles stayed his feet among the groves of Etna to hear it.

    The Call of the Blood</p>

    Robert Smythe Hichens

  • Oh, I have met an Englishman who was angry with Etna for being the shape it is.

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    Robert Smythe Hichens

  • She was beginning to be humbler here, face to face with Etna.

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    Robert Smythe Hichens


British Dictionary definitions for etna

Etna

noun
  1. Mount Etna an active volcano in E Sicily: the highest volcano in Europe and the highest peak in Italy south of the Alps. Height: 3323 m (10 902 ft)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for etna

Etna

volcano in Sicily, from Latin Aetna, from an indigenous Sicilian language, *aith-na "the fiery one," from PIE *ai-dh-, from root *ai- "to burn" (see edifice).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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