tsunami
noun (plural tsunamis; also tsunami) Etymology: Japanese, from tsu harbor + nami wave Date: 1897 a great sea wave produced especially by submarine earth movement or volcanic eruption ; tidal wavetsunamic adjective

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  • tsunami — [pr.: ţunámi] n. Val gigantic care apare la suprafaţa oceanelor în urma cutremurelor submarine. /cuv. jap. Trimis de siveco, 22.08.2004. Sursa: NODEX  TSUNÁMI s.n. (geol.) Flux puternic şi brusc, provocat de cutremur, care devastează coastele… …   Dicționar Român

  • tsunami — 1897, from Japanese tsunami, from tsu harbor + nami waves …   Etymology dictionary

  • tsunami — |tsunâmi| s. m. [Geologia] Alteração da superfície do mar, com altura elevada e poder destrutivo na costa, provocada por um sismo, por uma erupção vulcânica ou por um desmoronamento submarino. = MAREMOTO   ‣ Etimologia: palavra japonesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • tsunami — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. n ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} potężna, często niszczycielska fala morska, wywołana podmorskimi wstrząsami sejsmicznymi lub wybuchem wulkanu : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Władze ogłosiły alarm, gdyż wkrótce może się pojawić tsunami.… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • tsunami — [tso͞o nä′mē, so͞onä′mē] n. pl. tsunamis or tsunami [Jpn < tsu, a harbor + nami, a wave] a huge sea wave caused by a great disturbance under an ocean, as a strong earthquake or volcanic eruption: see TIDAL WAVE tsunamic [tso͞o nä′mik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • tsunami — /tsuˈnami/ [vc. giapp., propr. «onda (nami) sul porto (tsu)»] s. m. inv. onda anomala □ (est.) maremoto …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • tsunami — tsunàmi (izg. cunàmi) m mn DEFINICIJA visoki morski valovi uzrokovani potresom, ob. na obalama Tihog oceana ETIMOLOGIJA jap. ← tsu: luka + nami: val …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • tsunami — ► NOUN (pl. same or tsunamis) ▪ a long high sea wave caused by an earthquake or other disturbance. ORIGIN Japanese, harbour wave …   English terms dictionary

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