1. PIE base *ghai- / *ghi- "yawn, gape" => chasm (from Greek khaskein / khainein "yawn, gape").
2. PIE base *ghai- / *ghi- "yawn, gape" => hiatus (from Latin hiare "yawn, gape").
3. PIE base *ghai- / *ghi- "yawn, gape" => gap, gape, yawn.
4. hiatus, past participle of hiare.
- hiatus: see yawn
- hiatus (n.)
- 1560s, "break or opening in a material object," from Latin hiatus "opening, aperture, rupture, gap," from past participle stem of hiare "to gape, stand open" (see yawn (v.)). Sense of "gap or interruption in events, etc." is first recorded 1610s.
- 1. Diplomatic efforts to reach a settlement resume today after a two-week hiatus.
- 2. The company expects to resume production of the vehicle again after a two - month hiatus.
- 3. There was a hiatus in his acting life.
- 4. This hiatus in American science lasted about four years.
- 5. The hiatus in sedimentation is filled in progressively from below.
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