disaster (W3)Engl. "disaster" (1585-95) = dt. "Katastrophe", läßt sich auf die Sterne zurückführen. Ein Ereignis, das unter einem schlechten Stern steht, kann zu einem "disaster" ausarten. Engl. "disaster" geht über mfrz. "desastre", "désastre" (1560s) auf ital. "disastra", "disastro" (von "disastrato" = engl. "ill-starred") zurück und setzt sich zusammen aus lat. "dis" = dt. "miss-", "un-", "schlecht" und lat. "astrum", griech. "ástron", "astron" = dt. "Stern" (vgl. dt. "Astronomie", engl. "Astronomy"). Gemeint ist damit nicht ein Missstern sondern ein Stern, der in einer schlechten Position steht.
Disaster Names: Names that mean accident, blizzard, cataclysm, destruction, disaster, drought, earthquake, flood, hurricane, ill-fated, ill-starred, plague, misfortune, ruination, suicide, starvation, tornado, volcanic eruption.
- "MALLORY": English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from a Norman French byname for an unfortunate person, derived from Old French malheure, meaning "unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky."
- "XIUHCOATL": Nahuatl unisex name meaning "fire serpent" or "weapon of destruction."
- "AKELDAMA": Greek form of Aramaic hqęl dmâ, meaning "field of blood." In the bible, this is the name of the place where Judas Iscariot committed suicide.
- "CORENTINE": Feminine form of Breton Corentin, probably meaning "hurricane, tempest."
- "DEIRDRE": Celtic legend name of a tragic heroine who committed suicide after the murder of her lover. She is sometimes referred to as Deirdre of the Sorrows. The name is of uncertain derivation. Some sources give the meaning "young girl."
- "DESDEMONA": Literary name derived from the Greek word dysdaimon, meaning "ill-starred."
- "DISDEMONA": Variant spelling of Greek Desdemona, meaning "ill-starred."
- "ELYSIA": From Greek Pedion Elysion, the name of the heavenly fields of Elysia, a section of the Underworld mentioned in Greek mythology. The mythological place name may have evolved from the designation of a place, or person, struck by lightning (enelysion, enelysios); if so, the name means "lightning-struck."
- "GWENLLIAN": Old Welsh name composed of the elements gwen "fair, holy, white" and lliant "flood, flow."
- "KEPI": Egyptian name meaning "tempest."
- "MALVOLIA": Feminine form of Italian Malvolio, meaning "ill-will."
- "PELE": Hawaiian myth name of the goddess of dance, fire, lightning, violence, and volcanoes, meaning "lava." She is said to sometimes appear to people, resembling either a beautiful young woman or a frail old woman. Signs of her presence are fine golden strands of volcanic glass said to be her hair, or droplets of lava said to be her tears.
- "TEMPEST": English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "tempest, violent storm."
- "ABADDON": Greek name derived from Hebrew abaddown, meaning "destruction, ruination." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the place of destruction. And it is a name given to the angel of the bottomless pit, the Destroyer Apollyon.
- "ABADDON": Anglicized form of Greek Abaddon, meaning "destruction, ruination." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the place of destruction. And it is a name given to the angel of the bottomless pit, the Destroyer Apollyon.
- "ABDIMA": Variant spelling of Aramaic Avdima, meaning "destruction, loss."
- "APOLLYON": Greek name meaning "destroyer." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the angel-prince of the infernal regions, the minister of death and author of havoc on earth. He is also known by the name Abaddon.
- "APOLLYON": Anglicized form of Greek Apollyon, meaning "destroyer." In the New Testament bible, this is the name of the angel-prince of the infernal regions, the minister of death and author of havoc on earth. He is also known by the name Abaddon.
- "ARES": Greek myth name of the son of Zeus and Hera. Identified with Roman Mars. Derived from the Greek word ares, meaning "battle strife; ruination."
- "AVDIMA": Aramaic name meaning "destruction, loss." Also spelled Abdima.
- "AVDIMI": Variant spelling of Aramaic Avdima, meaning "destruction, loss."
- "BELA": Hebrew name meaning "destruction." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a king of Edom.
- "BORA": Turkish name meaning "hurricane."
- "CONLAOCH": Irish name, composed of the Gaelic elements con "hound" and laoch "warrior," hence "hound warrior." In Irish legend, this is the name of a son of Cúchulainn. He was accidentally killed by his father.
- "CORENTIN": Old Breton name, probably meaning "hurricane, tempest."
- "CÚCHULAINN": Irish myth name of a heroic warrior who accidentally killed his son Conlaoch, meaning "hound of Culann."
- "DIMI": Short form of Aramaic Avdimi, meaning "destruction, loss." Compare with another form of Dimi.
- "EMYGDIUS": Variant spelling of Latin Hemigidius, meaning "half-god, demigod." This is the name of a German martyred saint who is supposed to provide protection from earthquakes.
- "HALWN": Welsh Arthurian legend name meaning "salt." In Culhwch and Olwen, this is the name of the father of Huarwar, noted for having asked King Arthur so great a boon that once granted it brought about a plague.
- "HEMIGIDIUS": Latin name meaning "half-god; demigod."
- "HUARWAR": Welsh Arthurian legend name meaning "the hungry." In Culhwch and Olwen, this is the name of a son of Halwn who was called one of the three plagues of Cornwall.
- "HUNG": Chinese name meaning "deluge, flood."
- "HYACINTHUS": Latin form of Greek Hyakinthos, meaning "hyacinth flower." In Greek mythology, this is the name of a youth loved by Apollo who accidentally killed him, after which the hyacinth flower sprouted from his blood.
- "HYAKINTHOS": Greek name meaning "hyacinth flower." In Greek mythology, this is the name of a youth loved by Apollo who accidentally killed him, after which the hyacinth flower sprouted from his blood.
- "MALVOLIO": Italian name invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play "Twelfth Night," meaning "ill-will."
- "PYRY": Finnish name meaning "blizzard, snowstorm."
- "SVADILFARI": Old Norse name meaning "disaster; ill-fated." In mythology, this was the name of a magical stallion belonging to a frost giant.
- "TALBOT": English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the name Tolbert, possibly meaning "messenger of destruction."
- "TOLBERT": English name of Germanic origin, probably composed of the elements tal "destroy" and bod "message, tidings," hence "messenger of destruction."
- "UKWTAKUN": Micmac legend name of a demigod whose howling signifies the approach of death and destruction, meaning "starvation."
- "UWZAL": Hebrew name of uncertain derivation, possibly meaning "to depart, to leave," "to be flooded," or "to be exhausted." In the bible, this is the name of a descendant of Joktan.
- "UZAL": Anglicized form of Hebrew Uwzal, of uncertain derivation, possibly meaning "to depart, to leave," "to be flooded," or "to be exhausted." In the bible, this is the name of a descendant of Joktan.
- "VOLKAN": Turkish name meaning "volcano."
- "VRITRA": Hindi myth name of a dragon or serpent, the personification of drought and enemy of Indra, meaning "the enveloper."
- "YE": Chinese name meaning 1) "era, epoch; leaf petal; something tiny and light," and 2) evil, wicked; misfortune; strange."
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- French: "catastrophe écologique"
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- Italian: "disastro"
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- Slovenian: "nesreca", "katastrofa"
- Swedish: "katastrofer"
- Turkish: "afet"
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Spanish and Portuguese had forms of the word, as did Provençal, which also had "benastre" = "good fortune" and "malastre" = "ill fortune".
In 1602 Shakespeare used the word in the astrological sense, in Hamlet : "Stars with trains of fire and dews of blood, Disasters in the sun; and the moist star, Upon whose influence Neptunes empire stands, Was sick almost to dooms-day with eclipse." However, in 1591 the word is recorded with the more current meaning, "A ruinous or distressing event".
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