glacier

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Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French glacier, from Franco-Provençal glacier, derived from glace + -ier, (cf. also Medieval Latin glaciarium), derived from Vulgar Latin *glacia, from Latin glacies (ice), from Proto-Indo-European *gel- (to be cold, to freeze).

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glacier (plural glaciers)

  1. (geology) A large body of ice which flows under its own mass, usually downhill.
    They warned that the effects of glacier melting on water resources are becoming “increasingly serious” for China.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Franco-Provençal glacier, derived from glace + -ier, (cf. also Medieval Latin glaciarium), derived from Vulgar Latin *glacia, from Latin glacies (ice).

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glacier m (plural glaciers)

  1. glacier
  2. ice cream parlor

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(ice cream parlor):

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glacier n (genitive glacieris); third declension

  1. (New Latin) glacier
    • 2015, Pope Franciscus, “Laudato si’. [1], Litterae Encyclicae, Vatican:
      Glacierum liquatio tam in polis quam in regionibus eximiae altitudinis gravissimum periculum denuntiat ne gasium methanum exeat []
      The melting of glaciers at the poles as much as at particular high regions summons the grave danger that methane gas may be released []

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Third declension, Greek type, nominative singular in -ēr.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative glaciēr glacierēs
Genitive glacieris glacierum
Dative glacierī glacieribus
Accusative glaciera
glacierem
glacierēs
Ablative glaciere glacieribus
Vocative glaciēr glacierēs

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glacier

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of glaciō