nunatak

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English[edit]

Starr Nunatak, on the coast of Victoria Land, Antarctica.
Cântaro Magro, Serra da Estrela, Portugal, formed as nunatak during the last ice age and now exposed.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Greenlandic nunataq.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnʌnətæk/, /ˈnuːnətæk/
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  • Hyphenation: nun‧a‧tak

Noun[edit]

nunatak (plural nunataks or nunataker)

  1. A mountain top or rocky element of a ridge that is surrounded by glacial ice but is not covered by ice; a peak protruding from the surface ice sheet. [from 1870s]
    • 1922, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913[1], volume 2, Constable and Company Ltd., page 365:
      We made for a slope close to the end of the island or nunatak, where Shackleton must have got up also; it is obviously the only place when you look at it from a commanding rise.
    • 2008, Andrea M. J. Coronato, Fernando Coronato, Elizabeth Mazzoni, & Miriam Vásquez, “The Physical Geography of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego”, in J. Rabassa, editor, The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego[2], Elsevier, →ISBN, page 45:
      Only a few lichens and mosses colonize the rocky walls of cirques and nunataks.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007:
      The peak in whose lee you have chosen to set up your command post is far too regular in shape to be the nunatak you imagine it.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Greenlandic nunataq

Noun[edit]

nunatak

  1. nunatak

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

nunatak m (plural nunataks)

  1. nunatak

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Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Greenlandic nunataq.

Noun[edit]

nunatak m (genitive singular nunataka, nominative plural nunataky, genitive plural nunatakov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. nunatak

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Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sv

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Etymology[edit]

From Greenlandic nunataq.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nunatak c

  1. (geology) nunatak

Declension[edit]

Declension of nunatak 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative nunatak nunataken nunataker nunatakerna
Genitive nunataks nunatakens nunatakers nunatakernas

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