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.

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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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glacier

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of glaciō