Iceberg

Iceberg in the Arctic.

An iceberg or ice mountain is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water.[1][2] It may subsequently become frozen into pack ice (one form of sea ice). As it drifts into shallower waters, it may come into contact with the seabed, a process referred to as seabed gouging by ice. About 90% of an iceberg is below the surface of the water.

Etymology

The word "iceberg" is a partial loan translation from the Dutch word ijsberg, literally meaning ice mountain,[3] cognate to Danish isbjerg, German Eisberg, Low Saxon Iesbarg and Swedish isberg.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Ysberg
Ænglisc: Īsbeorg
العربية: جبل جليدي
asturianu: Iceber
azərbaycanca: Aysberq
Bahasa Banjar: Gunung is
Bân-lâm-gú: Peng-soaⁿ
беларуская: Айсберг
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Айсбэрг
български: Айсберг
brezhoneg: Isberg
català: Iceberg
čeština: Iceberg
Cymraeg: Mynydd rhew
dansk: Isbjerg
Deutsch: Eisberg
eesti: Jäämägi
Ελληνικά: Παγόβουνο
эрзянь: Эйбандо
español: Iceberg
Esperanto: Glacimonto
euskara: Izozmendi
فارسی: کوه یخی
français: Iceberg
Gaeilge: Cnoc oighir
galego: Iceberg
한국어: 빙산
Հայերեն: Սառցասար
हिन्दी: हिमशैल
hrvatski: Santa leda
Bahasa Indonesia: Gunung es
íslenska: Borgarísjaki
italiano: Iceberg
עברית: קרחון ימי
Basa Jawa: Gunung ès
къарачай-малкъар: Айсберг
ქართული: აისბერგი
қазақша: Мұзтау
Kiswahili: Siwa barafu
Кыргызча: Айсберг
latviešu: Aisbergs
Lëtzebuergesch: Äisbierg
lietuvių: Ledkalnis
magyar: Jéghegy
македонски: Санта
मराठी: हिमनग
Bahasa Melayu: Aisberg
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ရေခဲတောင်
Nāhuatl: Cetepētl
Nederlands: IJsberg
日本語: 氷山
norsk: Isfjell
norsk nynorsk: Isfjell
occitan: Icebèrg
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Aysberg
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਬਰਫ਼-ਤੋਦਾ
Plattdüütsch: Iesbarg
polski: Góra lodowa
português: Iceberg
română: Aisberg
русский: Айсберг
саха тыла: Айсберг
Scots: Iceberg
Simple English: Iceberg
slovenčina: Kryha (ľad)
slovenščina: Ledena gora
српски / srpski: Ледени брег
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Santa leda
suomi: Jäävuori
svenska: Isberg
தமிழ்: பனிமலை
тоҷикӣ: Кӯҳи яхӣ
Türkçe: Buzdağı
українська: Айсберг
Tiếng Việt: Băng trôi
ייִדיש: אייזבארג
粵語: 冰山
中文: 冰山