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)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of cumulus (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative cumulus cumulukset
genitive cumuluksen cumulusten
cumuluksien
partitive cumulusta cumuluksia
illative cumulukseen cumuluksiin
singular plural
nominative cumulus cumulukset
accusative nom.? cumulus cumulukset
gen. cumuluksen
genitive cumuluksen cumulusten
cumuluksien
partitive cumulusta cumuluksia
inessive cumuluksessa cumuluksissa
elative cumuluksesta cumuluksista
illative cumulukseen cumuluksiin
adessive cumuluksella cumuluksilla
ablative cumulukselta cumuluksilta
allative cumulukselleˣ cumuluksilleˣ
essive cumuluksena cumuluksina
translative cumulukseksi cumuluksiksi
instructive cumuluksin
abessive cumuluksetta cumuluksitta
comitative cumuluksineen

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ku-m-olo, from *ḱeuh₁- (to swell); see also Lithuanian saunas (firm, fit, solid, capable), Ancient Greek κύω (kúō), 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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