Aetna

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From the Latin Aetna.

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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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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 Typhon)
  2. Aetna (nymph in Sicily)
  3. Aetna (city situated at the foot of Mount Etna)

Declension[edit]

First declension, with locative.

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

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

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