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Aetna

[et-nuh] /ˈɛt nə/
noun
1.
Mount. Etna, Mount.

Etna

or Aetna

[et-nuh] /ˈɛt nə/
noun
1.
Mount, an active volcano in E Sicily. 10,758 feet (3280 meters).
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  • At the same time the name of the city was changed to Aetna (′'Αιθνη).

    Etna G. F. Rodwell
  • Aetna, now roused to eruption Unwonted, darts flashes of flame to the clouds.

    The Satyricon, Complete Petronius Arbiter
  • These ideas were developed by Lucilius Junior in a poem consisting of 644 hexameters entitled Aetna.

    Etna G. F. Rodwell
  • Aetna supplies more certain harvests, wrecks fewer vineyards and peaceful dwellings.

  • Empedocles, while he was ambitious of being esteemed an immortal god, in cold blood leaped into burning Aetna.

British Dictionary definitions for Aetna

Aetna

/ˈɛtnə/
noun
1.
the Latin name for Mount Etna

Etna

/ˈɛtnə/
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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