cumulus

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English[edit]

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A cumulus cloud.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cumulus.

Noun[edit]

cumulus (plural cumuli)

  1. A large white puffy cloud that develops through convection. On a hot, humid day, they can form towers and even become cumulonimbus clouds.
    • 2007 September 1, "Who’s afraid of Google?: The world’s internet superpower faces testing times", in The Economist, The Economist Newspaper Ltd, ISSN 0013-0613, volume 384, number 8544, page 9,
      Ironically, there is something rather cloudlike about the multiple complaints surrounding Google. The issues are best parted into two cumuli: a set of “public” arguments about how to regulate Google; and a set of “private” ones for Google’s managers, to do with the strategy the firm needs to get through the coming storm.
  2. A mound or heap.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

< Latin

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkumulus/
  • Hyphenation: cu‧mu‧lus

Noun[edit]

cumulus

  1. cumulus (cloud)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ku-m-olo, from *keuə- (to swell); see also Lithuanian saunas (firm, fit, solid, capable), Ancient Greek κύω (kuō), and Sanskrit श्वयति (śvayati, swell).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cumulus m (genitive cumulī); second declension

  1. heap, pile
  2. surplus
  3. summit

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cumulus cumulī
genitive cumulī cumulōrum
dative cumulō cumulīs
accusative cumulum cumulōs
ablative cumulō cumulīs
vocative cumule cumulī

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