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Definitions and meaning of miasma

miasma

Etymology

First attested in 1665. From Ancient Greek μίασμα (míasma, stain; pollution).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /miˈæzmə/, /maɪˈæzmə/
  • (US) enPR: mī-ăz'mə, mē- ăz'mə, IPA(key): /maɪˈæzmə/, /miˈæzmə/
  • Rhymes: -æzmə
  • Homophone: my asthma

Noun

miasma (plural miasmas or miasmata)

  1. A noxious atmosphere or influence.
  2. A noxious atmosphere or emanation once thought to originate from swamps and waste, and to cause disease.

Quotations

  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:miasma.

Related terms

  • miasmatic

Translations

Further reading

  • miasma theory on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • miasma (Greek mythology) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Masami, imaams

Dutch

Etymology

First attested in 1778. Borrowed from New Latin miasma, from Ancient Greek μίασμα (míasma, stain, pollution).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌmiˈɑs.maː/
  • Hyphenation: mi‧as‧ma
  • Rhymes: -ɑsmaː

Noun

miasma n (plural miasmata or miasma's, diminutive miasmaatje n)

  1. miasma (noxious atmosphere or influence)
  2. (medicine, historical) miasma (emanation from rotting organic matter causing diseases)

Derived terms

  • miasmatisch

References


Italian

Etymology

From Ancient Greek μίασμα (míasma, stain, pollution).

Noun

miasma m (plural miasmi)

  1. miasma

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin miasma, from Ancient Greek μίασμα (míasma, pollution).

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /mi.ˈaz.mɐ/, /ˈmjaz.mɐ/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /mi.ˈaʒ.mɐ/, /ˈmjaʒ.mɐ/

Noun

miasma m (plural miasmas)

  1. miasma (noxious atmosphere or influence)
  2. (medicine, historical) miasma (noxious emanation from swamps that was thought to cause diseases)

Related terms

  • miasmático

Spanish

Noun

miasma m (plural miasmas)

  1. miasma

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a noxious vapor.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)