Etna


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Et·na

also Aet·na  (ĕt′nə), Mount
A volcano, about 3,345 m (10,975 ft) high, of eastern Sicily. Since ancient times it has been one of the world's most active volcanoes.

Etna

(ˈɛtnə)
n
(Placename) Mount Etna an active volcano in E Sicily: the highest volcano in Europe and the highest peak in Italy south of the Alps. Height: 3323 m (10 902 ft)

Et•na

(ˈɛt nə)

n.
Mount, an active volcano in E Sicily. 10,758 ft.(3280 m).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Etna - an inactive volcano in SicilyEtna - an inactive volcano in Sicily; last erupted in 1961; the highest volcano in Europe (10,500 feet)
Sicilia, Sicily - the Italian region on the island of Sicily
2.Etna - a gas burner used in laboratoriesetna - a gas burner used in laboratories; has an air valve to regulate the mixture of gas and air
gas burner, gas jet - burner such that combustible gas issues from a nozzle to form a steady flame
References in classic literature ?
The whirlwinds of fire and the smoke that hangs on Scylla suggests allusion to Stromboli and perhaps even Etna.
Skirting along the north coast of Sicily, passing through the group of Aeolian Isles, in sight of Stromboli and Vulcania, both active volcanoes, through the Straits of Messina, with "Scylla" on the one hand and "Charybdis" on the other, along the east coast of Sicily, and in sight of Mount Etna, along the south coast of Italy, the west and south coast of Greece, in sight of ancient Crete, up Athens Gulf, and into the Piraeus, Athens will be reached in two and a half or three days.
of amber, feeding her wide-scattered offspring -- and about the steep Fawn mountain and rugged Etna to the isle Ortygia and the people sprung from Laestrygon who was the son of wide-reigning Poseidon.
Measuring the old craters formed by the first eruptions of Vesuvius and Etna, we find them little more than three miles in breadth.
If Vesuvius, Etna, and Hecla in Iceland (all three relatively nearer each other than the corresponding points in South America), suddenly burst forth in eruption on the same night, the coincidence would be thought remarkable; but it is far more remarkable in this case, where the three vents fall on the same great mountain-chain, and where the vast plains along the entire eastern coast, and the upraised recent shells along more than 2000 miles on the western coast, show in how equable and connected a manner the elevatory forces have acted.
It was the volcanoes Vesuvius and Etna that she meant.
But for that resolution so often recalled, Clennam might have wished him in the crater of Mount Etna, in return for this civility.
Cabot Supermetals, a business unit of Cabot Corporation , today announced the official opening of its new Thin Films manufacturing facility located in Etna, OH.
We anticipate a positive reaction as we compete in this market with our first full line-up of these exciting products," Etna says.
The selection of the Etna site was made following an extensive national search for locations for the company's distribution center as well as its new corporate headquarters.
The ETNA OSS is the integrated, unified management system that can control all transport equipment within the ETNA product portfolio.
And the only other hot spot visible was Sicilian volcano Mount Etna.