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seism

[sahy-zuh m, -suh m] /ˈsaɪ zəm, -səm/
noun
1.
an earthquake.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Greek seismós, equivalent to seis-, stem of seíein to shake, quake + -mos noun suffix; cf. -ism
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seism

/ˈsaɪzəm/
noun
1.
a less common name for earthquake
Word Origin
C19: from Greek seismos, from seiein to shake
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