igloo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Inuktitut ᐃᒡᓗ (iglu, house, building (of any kind)), from Proto-Inuit *ǝɣlu, from Proto-Eskimo *ǝŋlu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

igloo (plural igloos)

  1. A dome-shaped Inuit shelter, constructed of blocks cut from snow.
  2. (zoology) A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the sea ice.

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See also[edit]

  • other traditional Native American dwellings:
    • hogan (used by the Navajo in the southwestern United States)
    • igloo (used by the Inuit, made of snow)
    • teepee (used in the Great Plains)
    • tupik (used by the Inuit during the summer)
    • wetu (used by the Wampanoag in the northeastern United States)
    • wickiup (used in the southwestern and western United States)
    • wigwam (used in the northeastern United States)
  • quinzhee
  • snow fort

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English, from Inuktitut ᐃᒡᓗ (iglu).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /i.ɡlu/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

igloo m (plural igloos)

  1. igloo

Further reading[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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igloo

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English igloo, from Inuktitut ᐃᒡᓗ (iglu).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈiɡ.lu/, /ˈiɡ.lɔ/

Noun[edit]

igloo n

  1. igloo

Declension[edit]

Indeclinable.

Further reading[edit]

  • igloo in Polish dictionaries at PWN