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Is there a Latin word (a noun specifically) which means "thunder" as well as "uproar/tumult"?

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Hello,

In Latin there is the masculine  noun “tonitrus” (4th declension) which means “thunder” only in the sense of  “the sudden loud noise that comes from the sky especially during a storm” as in  “Thunder follows lightning” for example.

As for a noun meaning “uproar/tumult”, it is “tumultus” (masculine noun, 4th declension).

In short, in Latin there is no noun which means either "thunder" or "uproar/tumult”, but two different nouns to say “thunder” and "uproar/tumult”, i.e. “tonitrus”(thunder)  and “tumultus”(uproar/tumult).

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Maria

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