vog

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Etymology[edit]

The volcano at Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland, erupting in April 2010. The eruptions created an eruption column or ash cloud that caused the worst disruption to air traffic in Europe since World War II.

Blend of volcanic +‎ smog.

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vog (uncountable)

  1. Air pollution caused by substances (such as sulphur dioxide) emitted by a volcano.
    • 2004, Richard [Alan] Fortey, “Island”, in The Earth: An Intimate History, London: HarperCollins, ISBN 978-0-00-257011-4; Earth: An Intimate Portrait, 1st Vintage Books edition, New York, N.Y.: Vintage Books, 2005, ISBN 978-0-375-70620-2, pages 42–43:
      You are permitted to inspect the current eruption [from Kiluea, Hawaii] from a safe distance. [] On humid days water vapour combines with the sulphurous emanations to produce an acrid mist known as vog.
    • 2012, Joanne N. Feldman; Robert I. Tilling, “Volcanic Eruptions, Hazards, and Mitigation”, in Paul S[tuart] Auerbach, editor, Wilderness Medicine, 6th edition, Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Mosby, ISBN 978-1-4377-1678-8, caption of figure 15.37, page 330.e1:
      The ongoing eruption of Kiluea's east rift zone (which began in 1983) has put a huge amount of natural pollutants, including sulfur oxides, into the air. Introduced vegetation, such as Kona coffee plants, can be scorched, and downwind of Kiluea, only native species, tolerant of the natural acid rain, survive. The two images compare atmospheric clarity between a volcanic-smog (vog)-free day (A) and a heavy-vog day (B).
    • 2013, Karen Anderson [et al.], Fodor’s 2014 Hawaii, New York, N.Y.: Fodor's Travel, ISBN 978-0-7704-3216-4:
      On the Islands, fog is a rare occurrence, but there can often be "vog," an airborne haze of gases released from volcanic vents on the Big Island. During certain weather conditions such as "Kona winds," the vog can settle over the Islands and wreak havoc with respiratory and other health conditions, especially asthma or emphysema.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch vocht.

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vog (plural [please provide])

  1. liquid, moisture

Icelandic[edit]

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vog f (genitive singular vogar, nominative plural vogir)

  1. scales
  2. balance
  3. (astrology) a Libra
    Ég er vog.
    I am a Libra.

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Noun[edit]

vog m

  1. indefinite accusative singular of vogur

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Verb[edit]

vog

  1. past tense of vega