lahar

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English[edit]

Lahar from the 1982 eruption of Mount St. Helens

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Javanese ꦭꦲꦂ (lahar).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑhɑɹ/
    • (file)

Noun[edit]

lahar (plural lahars)

  1. (geology) A volcanic mudflow.
    • 1985, Jocelyn Thornton, Field Guide to New Zealand Geology, page 204
      Such a highly destructive mud-flow (termed a lahar) eventually stops as a pile of debris of all shapes and sizes, as mixed up as a glacial moraine; the two deposits have often been confused.
    • 2000, Jacques-Marie Bardintzeff & Alexander R. McBirney, Volcanology, page 138
      Pyroclastic flows are often difficult to distinguish in outcrops from a similar type of fragmental debris flow known as lahars. Both are characteristically unstratified and unsorted. A deposit containing blocks of varied compositions with rounded shapes is more likely to have been formed by a lahar than by a glowing avalanche.
    • 2006, Andrew J. L. Harris et al., "Downstream aggradation owing to lava dome extrusion and rainfall runoff at Volcán Santiaguito, Guatemala", in William Ingersoll Rose (ed.), Volcanic Hazards in Central America, page 86
      A regime of persistent lahar activity results when eruptive activity continually supplies unconsolidated volcanic material for remobilization.

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Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

lahar inan

  1. bramble

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Javanese ꦭꦲꦂ (lahar).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: la‧har

Noun[edit]

lahar

  1. (geology) lahar; a volcanic mudflow

Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lahar (plural, first-person possessive laharku, second-person possessive laharmu, third-person possessive laharnya)

  1. lava

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

lahar m (plural lahars or lahares)

  1. (geology) lahar (volcanic mudflow)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lahar m (plural lahares)

  1. lahar