cumulus


cumulus
cumulus (n.) 1650s, "a heap," from L. cumulus "a heap, pile, mass, surplus," from PIE *ku-m-olo-, suffixed shortened form of root *keue- "to swell" (Cf. Skt. svayati "swells up, is strong," Gk. kyein "to swell," Lith. ЕЎaunas "firm, solid, fit, capable"). Meteorological use for "rounded mass of clouds" first attested 1803.

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  • cumulus — [ kymylys ] n. m. • 1830; mot lat. « amas » 1 ♦ Météorol. Gros nuage clair à base horizontale plate et à sommet présentant des protubérances arrondies. Les cumulus sont des nuages de beau temps. 2 ♦ Chauffe eau électrique en forme de gros… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cúmulus — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Cumulus Nubes cumulus Altitud: por debajo de 2 km ¿Nube de precipitation? …   Wikipedia Español

  • cumulus — CÚMULUS s.m. Formaţie de nori groşi, albicioşi, cu aspect de grămezi izolate, al căror contur se modifică neîncetat şi care apar la înălţimi de peste 1000 m, semnalând timp frumos. – Din fr., lat. cumulus. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 01.08.2004. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • Cumulus — may refer to:*Cumulus cloud, a type of cloud *Cumulus Media, a radio broadcasting company *Cumulus (software), digital asset management software developed by Canto Software * Cumulus (synthesizer), GPL software synthesizer using grain synthesis …   Wikipedia

  • CUMULUS — apud Solinum, c. 32. in τροεκδόσει, de Nilo exundante, Emissis omnibus cumulis totam fluctuationem erumpere, idem quod tumulus, agger, moles, Graece χῶμα: cuiusmodi aggeres in Nilo ad emittendas aquas aut avertendas neri consuevisse, diximus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Cumulus — Cu mu*lus (k[=u] m[ u]*l[u^]s), n.; pl. {Cumuli} ( l[imac]). [L., a heap. See {Cumber}.] (Meteor.) One of the four principal forms of clouds. See{Cloud}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cumŭlus — (lat.), Haufen, bes. Haufwolke; Cumulostratus, die gethürmte Haufenwolke, s. Wolken …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cumŭlus — (lat.), der Hause; die Haufenwolke, s. Wolken …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • cumulus — ► NOUN (pl. cumuli) ▪ cloud forming rounded masses heaped on each other above a flat base at fairly low altitude. ORIGIN Latin, heap …   English terms dictionary

  • cumulus — [kyo͞o′myə ləs] n. pl. cumuli [kyo͞o myo͞olī΄, kyo͞o′myəlī΄] [L, a heap < IE * k̑u melos, a swelling, increase < base * k̑eu , a swelling > CAVE] 1. a heap; mass; pile 2. the type of bright, billowy cloud with a dark, flat base, that… …   English World dictionary


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