orkaan

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish huracan, of uncertain origin, probably Caribean; cognate with French ouragan, English hurricane (originally hurricano); German Orkan is borrowed from Dutch.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

orkaan m, n (plural orkanen, diminutive orkaantje n)

  1. (meteorology) A hurricane
  2. (figuratively) An uncontrollable/destructive force
  3. (figuratively) Something moving extremely fast

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