tsunami

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See also: Tsunami and tsunâmi

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese  () (なみ), from  () ‎(tsu, harbor) +‎  (なみ) ‎(nami, wave).

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tsunami ‎(plural tsunami or tsunamis)

  1. A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.
  2. (figuratively) A large and generally unstoppable surge.
    • 2009, John Bernard Kelly, An Accidental Atheist: A Memoir, Aquinine books (ISBN 9780980709711), page 306
      It seemed that what started out as a handful of isolated cases gradually turned into a tsunami of complaints.
    • 2009, Marc Eliot, American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood, Crown Archetype (ISBN 9780307462497), page 86
      It set off a tsunami of debate among the more esoteric critics, who either loved it or hated it but could not ignore it.
    • 2012, Demetra M. Pappas, The Euthanasia/Assisted-Suicide Debate, ABC-CLIO (ISBN 9780313341878), page 60
      The next decade would culminate in a tsunami of legislation, civil litigation, and criminal prosecutions in which assisted suicide was both criminalized (as in Michigan) and decriminalized (as in Oregon).

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese.

Noun[edit]

tsunami f

  1. tsunami

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 津波.

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tsunami m ‎(plural tsunami's, diminutive tsunamietje n)

  1. tsunami

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese.

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tsunami

  1. tsunami

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Inflection of tsunami (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative tsunami tsunamit
genitive tsunamin tsunamien
partitive tsunamia tsunameja
illative tsunamiin tsunameihin
singular plural
nominative tsunami tsunamit
accusative nom. tsunami tsunamit
gen. tsunamin
genitive tsunamin tsunamien
partitive tsunamia tsunameja
inessive tsunamissa tsunameissa
elative tsunamista tsunameista
illative tsunamiin tsunameihin
adessive tsunamilla tsunameilla
ablative tsunamilta tsunameilta
allative tsunamille tsunameille
essive tsunamina tsunameina
translative tsunamiksi tsunameiksi
instructive tsunamein
abessive tsunamitta tsunameitta
comitative tsunameineen

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 津波 / 津浪 ‎(つなみ, tsunami, harbour wave).

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tsunami m ‎(plural tsunamis)

  1. tsunami

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Italian[edit]

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Japanese

Noun[edit]

tsunami f ‎(invariable)

  1. tsunami

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tsunami

  1. rōmaji reading of つなみ

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 津波 / 津浪 (つなみ ‎(tsunami, seismic sea wave, literally harbour wave)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [t͡s̪s̪ũn̪ãmʲi]

Noun[edit]

tsunami n ‎(indeclinable)

  1. tsunami

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 津波 / 津浪 (つなみ ‎(seismic sea wave, literally harbour wave)).

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tsunami m or f (in variation) (plural tsunamis)

  1. tsunami (large, destructive wave)

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English tsunami, from Japanese 津波 / 津浪 ‎(つなみ, tsunami, harbour wave).

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tsunami m ‎(plural tsunamis)

  1. tsunami

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tsʉːˈnɑːmɪ/, /tsɵˈnɑːmɪ/

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tsunami c

  1. tsunami

Declension[edit]

Inflection of tsunami 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tsunami tsunamin tsunamier tsunamierna
Genitive tsunamis tsunamins tsunamiers tsunamiernas