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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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  • Typhon, in the Greek mythology a fire-breathing giant, struck by a thunderbolt of Jupiter, and buried under Etna.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • Empedocles stayed his feet among the groves of Etna to hear it.

    The Call of the Blood Robert Smythe Hichens
  • How different it is from Etna, that lonely, self-conscious wonder of Sicily!

    Sea and Sardinia D. H. Lawrence
  • The map of Etna, which I have been just looking at, looks like a sudden falling in, does it not?

  • His face was pale and calm, but the calm was the calm of the gray crust of Etna.

    The Story of My Life Ellen Terry
  • A quiet Vesuvius slew its thousands: Etna its tens of thousands.

    A Tramp's Notebook Morley Roberts
  • Groups of the villagers were gathered in the streets which looked upward to Etna and discussing the chances of an eruption.

  • And for aught I know, or do not know, he is sweeping the crater of Etna to this very day.

    The Water-Babies Charles Kingsley
  • Empedocles under Mt. Etna was no more imprisoned than is the life of to-day which is filled with the things of yesterday.

    The Life Radiant Lilian Whiting
  • Human vegetables are as unfortunate as those which live at the foot of Etna.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
British Dictionary definitions for 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 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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