Definition of maelstrom in English:

maelstrom

Line breaks: mael|strom
Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪlstrəm
 
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noun

Origin

late 17th century: from early modern Dutch (denoting a mythical whirlpool in the Arctic Ocean, west of Norway), from maalen 'grind, whirl' + stroom 'stream'.

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