glacier

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Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
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Borrowing from French glacier, from Franco-Provençal glacier, from Vulgar Latin glaciarium, derived from Late 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.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Franco-Provençal glacier, from Vulgar Latin glaciarium, derived from Late Latin glacia, from Latin glacies(ice), from Proto-Indo-European *gel-(to be cold, to freeze). Compare Italian ghiacciaio.

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glacier m ‎(plural glaciers)

  1. glacier
  2. ice-cream shop

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glacier

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of glaciō