Etna

or Aet·na

[ et-nuh ]
/ ˈɛt nə /

noun

Mount, an active volcano in E Sicily. 10,758 feet (3280 meters).
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Etna

/ (ˈɛtnə) /

noun

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 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).

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