pluvial

pluvial 1650s, "pertaining to rain," from Fr. pluvial (12c.), from L. pluvialis "pertaining to rain," from (aqua) pluvia "rain (water)," from fem. of pluvius "rainy," from plovere "to rain," from PIE root *pleu- "to flow, to swim" (Cf. Skt. plavate "navigates, swims;" Gk. plynein "to wash," plein "to navigate," ploein "to float, swim," plotos "floating, navigable;" Armenian luanam "I wash;" O.E. flowan "to flow;" O.C.S. plovo "to flow, navigate;" Lith. pilu, pilti "to pour out," plauju, plauti "to swim, rinse").

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  • pluvial — pluvial, iale, iaux [ plyvjal, jo ] adj. • 1530; n. m. « manteau liturgique » v. 1170; lat. pluvialis 1 ♦ Qui a rapport à la pluie. Eau pluviale : eau de pluie. Réservoir pluvial. Ruissellement, écoulement pluvial. Régime pluvial (d un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pluvial — PLUVIÁL, Ă, pluviali, e, adj., s.n. 1. adj. (Despre ape) Produs de ploaie. 2. s.n. Interval de timp din perioada cuaternară, caracterizat printr o climă cu precipitaţii abundente, printr o accelerare a eroziunii şi printr o lărgire a suprafeţelor …   Dicționar Român

  • pluvial — pluvial, ale 1. (plu vi al, a l ) adj. 1°   Qui a rapport à la pluie. •   Quelques naturalistes ont pensé que le pivert est l oiseau pluvial, pluviae avis, des anciens, parce qu on croit vulgairement qu il annonce la pluie par un cri très… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • pluvial — (Del lat. pluviālis). ☛ V. agua pluvial, capa pluvial …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Pluvial — Plu vi*al, a. [L. pluvialis, fr. pluvia rain: cf. F. pluvial. See {Plover}.] 1. Of or pertaining to rain; rainy. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) Produced by the action of rain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pluvial — Plu vi*al, n. [LL. pluviale a garment which keeps off the rain: cf. F. pluvial.] A priest s cope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pluvial — Pluvial. s. m. Chappe, habillement de ceremonie que les Evesques, les Prestres, & autres Ecclesiastiques portent à certaines fonctions, comme aux processions, & autres. L Evesque revestu de son pluvial, & la mitre en teste …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • pluvial — adj. 2 g. 1. Relativo à chuva. • s. m. 2. Capa de asperges.   ‣ Etimologia: latim pluvialis, e …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • pluvial — Pluvial, Pluuialis, Pluuiatilis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • pluvial — [plo͞o′vē əl] adj. [L pluvialis < pluvia, rain < IE * pleu , to flow, pour < base * pel , to pour, fill > FULL1, L pluere] 1. a) of or having to do with rain b) having much rain 2. Geol. formed by the action of rain …   English World dictionary

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