fatamorgana

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian fatamorgana, after fata Morgana (Morgan le Fay), from fata (fairy) + Morgana (Morgan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da
  • IPA(key): /fatamɔrɡaːna/, [fatˢamɒˈɡ̊æːna]

Noun[edit]

fatamorgana n (singular definite fatamorganaet, plural indefinite fatamorganaer)

  1. fata morgana (form of mirage caused by temperature inversion)
    Hypernyms: luftspejling

Inflection[edit]


Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fata (fairy) +‎ Morgana (Morgan), after fata Morgana (Morgan le Fay).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌfa.ta.morˈɡa.na/, [ˌfät̪ämorˈɡäːnä]
  • Rhymes: -ana

Noun[edit]

fatamorgana f (plural fatemorgane)

  1. fata morgana (form of mirage caused by temperature inversion)
    Hypernyms: miraggio

Descendants[edit]