Vesuvius volcano near Naples, of unknown origin; perhaps from Celtic root *ves- "mountain" or Oscan fesf "smoke, steam."

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  • Vesuvius — steht für US Schiffe namens USS Vesuvius USS Vesuvius (1806) USS Vesuvius (1846) USS Vesuvius (1888) USS Vesuvius (AE 15) Vesuvius Express, US amerikanischer Dokumentarfilm Diese …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • VESUVIUS — vide Vesevus. Hinc Vesuvinus. Stat. l. 2. Sylv. 6. v. 62. Ructâssent dites Vesuvina incendia Locros …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Vesuvius — [ve zo͞o′vyō̂və so͞o′vē əs] active volcano in S Italy, on the Bay of Naples: eruption of A.D. 79 destroyed Pompeii & Herculaneum: c. 4,000 ft (1,219 m): It. name Vesuvio [ve zo͞o′vyō̂] …   English World dictionary

  • Vesuvius — /veuh sooh vee euhs/, n. Mount, an active volcano in SW Italy, near Naples. Its eruption destroyed the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum A.D. 79. ab. 3900 ft. (1190 m). * * * Active volcano, eastern side of the Bay of Naples, southern… …   Universalium

  • Vesuvius — Ve|su|vi|us also Mount Vesuvius a ↑volcano (=a mountain with a large hole at the top) in southeast Italy. When Vesuvius ↑erupted in AD 79, sending out ↑ash and ↑lava (=hot liquid rock) , it buried the ancient Roman city of ↑Pompeii. Vesuvius is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Vesuvius — noun a volcano in southwestern Italy on the Mediterranean coast; a Plinian eruption in 79 AD buried Pompeii and killed Pliny the Elder; last erupted in 1944 • Syn: ↑Mount Vesuvius, ↑Mt. Vesuvius • Instance Hypernyms: ↑volcano • Part Holonyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vesuvius — or Italian Vesuvio geographical name volcano 4190 feet (1277 meters) Italy in Campania on Bay of Naples …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Vesuvius — noun A volcanic mountain in Italy …   Wiktionary

  • VESUVIUS —    a flattened conical mountain, 4161 ft. in height, and an active volcano on the Bay of Naples, 10 m. SE. of the city; it was by eruption of it that the two cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii were overwhelmed in 79 A.D.; its crater is half a mile …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Vesuvius — active volcano, W Italy; 3,891 ft …   Webster's Gazetteer

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