Et·​ne·​an | \ (ˈ)et¦nēən \

Definition of Etnean

: of or relating to Mt. Etna in Sicily

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of Etnean

1569, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Etnean

Latin Aetnaeus, from Greek Aitnaios (from Aitnē Etna, volcano in Sicily) + English -an

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Etnean

Time Traveler for Etnean

Time Traveler

The first known use of Etnean was in 1569

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Etnean

Cite this Entry

“Etnean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

Comments on Etnean

What made you want to look up Etnean? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!