miasma

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First attested in 1665. From Ancient Greek μίασμα ‎(míasma) (miasma) "stain, pollution".

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Noun[edit]

miasma ‎(plural miasmas or miasmata)

  1. A noxious atmosphere or influence.
  2. A noxious atmosphere or emanation once thought to originate from swamps and waste, and to cause disease.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1778. From New Latin miasma, from Ancient Greek μίασμα ‎(míasma) "stain, pollution".[1]

Noun[edit]

miasma n ‎(plural miasma's, diminutive miasmaatje n)

  1. miasma (noxious atmosphere or influence)
  2. (medicine, historical) miasma (emanation from rotting organic matter causing diseases)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Etymologiebank, Sijs, Nicoline van der (editor) (2010).

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μίασμα ‎(míasma, stain, pollution).

Noun[edit]

miasma m ‎(plural miasmi)

  1. miasma

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin miasma, from Ancient Greek μίασμα ‎(míasma, pollution).

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Noun[edit]

miasma m (plural miasmas)

  1. miasma (noxious atmosphere or influence)
  2. (medicine, historical) miasma (noxious emanation from swamps that was thought to cause diseases)

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Noun[edit]

miasma m ‎(plural miasmas)

  1. miasma