CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 TOEFL CET6
1. Vulcan ‐> Volcano.
2. 音似“我靠~No！”——火山爆发了，你边跑边喊“我靠~No！”；从词源角度，“cano” 似“cannon-大炮”，“火山”像一个“大炮”
- volcano:  Volcanoes get their name from Vulcan, the Roman god of fire. His name in Latin was Volcānus, and it was the Italian descendant of this, volcano, that was originally adapted as a term for ‘fire-emitting mountain’. English borrowed the word from Italian. Also commemorating Vulcan is the vulcanization  of rubber. The term appears to have been coined around 1845 by a certain Mr Brockedon, a friend of the English chemist Thomas Hancock (1786–1865), an early pioneer of the process. Latin Volcānus itself may be related to Cretan Welkhanoc, which came from Hittite Valhannasses.
- volcano (n.)
- 1610s, from Italian vulcano "burning mountain," from Latin Vulcanus "Vulcan," Roman god of fire, also "fire, flames, volcano" (see Vulcan). The name was first applied to Mt. Etna by the Romans, who believed it was the forge of Vulcan. Earlier form in English was volcan (1570s), from French.
- 1. He says it's like a volcano ready to erupt.
- 2. The volcano erupted last year killing about 600 people.
- 3. Rainfall had dislodged debris from the slopes of the volcano.
- 4. The volcano spewed out more scorching volcanic ashes, gases and rocks.
- 5. The volcano threw new showers of magma and ash into the air.
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