Aetna

[et-nuh]

Etna

or Aet·na

[et-nuh]
noun
  1. Mount, an active volcano in E Sicily. 10,758 feet (3280 meters).
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Contemporary Examples of aetna

Historical Examples of aetna

  • The poem was written by one who knew Aetna and the vicinity.

  • She made her passage in 24 days, while the Aetna was 31 days.

  • I, like herself, had lost a parent in the eruption of AEtna.

    A Sicilian Romance

    Ann Radcliffe

  • The new occupants of the city changed its name from Inessa to Aetna, which it retained.

    Etna

    G. F. Rodwell

  • At the same time the name of the city was changed to Aetna (′'Αιθνη).

    Etna

    G. F. Rodwell


British Dictionary definitions for aetna

Aetna

noun
  1. the Latin name for Mount 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)
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Word Origin and History for aetna

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).

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