cataclysm

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkætəˌklɪzm̩/

EtymologyEdit

French cataclysme, from Latin cataclysmos, from Ancient Greek κατακλυσμός (kataklysmos, deluge, flood), from κατακλύζω (kataklyzo, to dash over, flood, deluge, inundate), from κατά (kata, downwards, towards) + κλύζω (klyzo, to wash off, to wash away, to dash over).

NounEdit

cataclysm (plural cataclysms)

  1. A sudden, violent event.
  2. (geology) A sudden and violent change in the earth's crust.
  3. A great flood.

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Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 08:27