What does Vesuvius mean?

Vesuvius meaning in General Dictionary

a volcano in southwestern Italy on Mediterranean coast; a Plinian eruption in 79 advertising hidden Pompeii and killed Pliny the Elder; last erupted in 1944


Vesuvius meaning in Etymology Dictionary

volcano near Naples, of not known source; possibly from Celtic root *ves- "mountain" or Oscan fesf "smoke, vapor." Relevant: Vesuvian.


Sentence Examples with the word Vesuvius

Destined for the arena, he, with a band of his fellow-gladiators, broke out of a training school at Capua and took refuge on Mt Vesuvius (73).

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