Complete Definition of "precipice"

English

Etymology
:First attested in 1598, from L. præcipitium a steep place, from præceps steep, from præ- forth + caput head. First meaning of the noun is recorded from 1632.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A very steep cliff.
  2. The brink of a dangerous situation.

#:to stand on a precipice

Synonyms
cliff

Related terms
precipitous
precipitously
precipitousness

Translations

Basque: t|eu|amildegi|xsBasque, t|eu|malkar|xsBasque
Chinese

Finnish: t-|fi|jyrkänne
French: précipice m
German: t+|de|Abgrund m
Greek: γκÏεμÏÏ [É¡reÌËmoÌs] m, κÏημνÏÏ [kriËmnoÌs] m, βάÏαθÏο [ËvaraËθroÌ] n, ÏαÏάδÏα [xaËraðra] f
mid
Italian: precipizio m, dirupo m, baratro m, burrone m
Japanese: çµ¶å£ ('), æ­å´ (?)
Korean: ì ë²½ (ǧÅl-byÅk / jeol-byeok)
Old Norse: brant (Eastern dialect), bratt (Western dialect)
Proto-Polynesian: *mato
Russia: пÑопаÑÑÑ (propast') f, обÑÑв (obryv) m
Spanish: precipicio m

fr:precipice
io:precipice
it:precipice
te:precipice
vi:precipice
zh:precipice

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