Complete Definition of "cataclysm"

English

Etymology
French cataclysme, from Latinized Greek cataclysmos, from Ancient Greek καÏακλÏÏμÏÏ (kataklysmos) "deluge, flood", from καÏακλÏÎ¶Ï (kataklyzo) "to dash over, flood, deluge, inundate ", from καÏά (kata) "downwards, towards" + κλÏÎ¶Ï (klyzo) "to wash off, to wash away, to dash over".

Noun
en-noun

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

Derived terms
cataclysmic

Translations
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trans-top|A sudden, violent event
Finnish: mullistus
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trans-top|A sudden and violent change in the earth's crust
Finnish: kataklysmi, luonnonmullistus
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trans-top|A great flood
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Category:Geology
Category:Greek derivations

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Revision and Credits for"cataclysm"
  • 2007-12-23 18:22 - AutoFormat - +{{rfc-level|Translations at L4+ not in L3 POS section (AutoFormat would have corrected level of Derived terms)}}

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