Etna

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English[edit]

Mount Etna with the city of Catania in the foreground

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Latin Aetna, perhaps via the Italian Etna.

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Etna

  1. (frequently, more fully, Mount Etna) An active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Province of Catania, between Messina and Catania.
    • 1727, Edward Young, The Universal Passion, satire VI: “On Women”, verse 5, lines 43–48 (page 127):
      ZARA reſembles Ætna crown’d with Snows; // Without ſhe freezes, and within ſhe glows; // Twice ere the Sun deſcends, with Zeal inspir’d, // From the vain Converſe of the World retir’d, // She reads the Pſalms and Chapters for the Day // In ------ Cleopatra, or the laſt new Play.
  2. A town in Penobscot County, Maine, USA.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the Norwegian Etna.

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Etna

  1. A river that flows through Etnedal and Nordre Land municipalities in Oppland, Norway.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Possibly an anglicisation of Irish Eithne.

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Etna

  1. A female given name
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