Other Word Forms of Tsunami
Origin of Tsunami
Japanese tsu harbor nami wave (so called because tsunamis generally pass unnoticed on the open sea, causing a slight swell, but rise to cause damage in the shallow waters of harbors)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Japanese 津波 / 津浪 (つなみ (tsunami, “seismic sea wave", literally “harbour wave")).
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