Aetna

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin Aetna.

Proper noun[edit]

Aetna

  1. (Greek and Roman mythology) A nymph in Sicily who, according to legend, gave her name to the volcanic Mount Etna.
  2. (ancient history) An ancient city in Sicily, situated at the foot of Mount Etna, on its southern declivity.

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Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “Cf. the Ancient Greek Αἴτνη (Aítnē).”

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Proper noun[edit]

Aetna f (genitive Aetnae); first declension

  1. Mount Etna (the celebrated volcano of Sicily, in the interior of which, according to fable, was the forge of Vulcan, where the Cyclōpēs forged thunderbolts for Jupiter, and under which the latter buried the monster Typhōeus)
  2. Aetna (nymph in Sicily)
  3. Aetna (city situated at the foot of Mount Etna)

Declension[edit]

First declension with locative.

Number Singular
nominative Aetna
genitive Aetnae
dative Aetnae
accusative Aetnam
ablative Aetnā
vocative Aetna
locative Aetnae

Synonyms[edit]

  • (city situated at the foot of Mount Etna): Inēssa

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References[edit]

  • Aetna in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Ætna” on page 83/1 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)

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