ceraun-, keraun-; cerauno-, kerauno-

(Greek: thunderbolt, thunder, lightning [literally, "smasher, crusher"])

ceraunia (pl) (noun) (no singular)
1. In folklore, stones, arrowheads, stone axes, and similar artifacts, believed to have fallen from the sky as a result of "thunderbolts" when lightning stuck the ground: During the middle Ages the thinking about “thunderbolts” was dominated by the belief that the ceraunia had magical properties.
2. Etymology: from Greek keraunos, "thunderbolt".
ceraunics (plural used as a singular) (noun)
1. An area of physics that studies heat and electricity.
2. Etymology: from Greek keraunos, "thunder and lightning".
ceraunion, keraunion (s) (noun); ceraunions, keraunions (pl)
In archaeology, any of several kinds of prehistoric artifacts, especially stone axes, believed in ancient times to have fallen as thunderbolts.
ceraunogram, keraunogram (s) (noun); ceraunograms, keraunograms (pl)
A written record that results from a radio direction-finder for the study of atmospherics; especially, from a meteorological point of view: One example of a ceraunogram is the written recording of the occurrences of distant lightning flashes.
ceraunograph, keraunograph (s) (noun); ceraunographs, keraunographs (pl)
1. An instrument for chronologically recording occurrences of thunder (thunderstorms) and lightning (lightnings or thunderbolts).
2. A figure impressed by lightning upon a body or material.
3. In meteorology, an apparatus, consisting essentially of an antenna connected to a galvanometer or electroscope, for recording the occurrences of thunderstorms.
ceraunomancy, keraunomancy (s) (noun); ceraunomancies, keraunomancies (pl)
1. Divinations, or telling fortunes, by means of activities in the air; such as, rain, thunder, lightning, etc.
2. A form of divination involving the interpretation of an omen communicated by thunder.
ceraunomania, keraunomania (s) (noun); ceraunomanias, keraunomanias (pl)
A abnormal desire to be around when there are thunder and lightning exhibitions put on by nature.
ceraunoneurosis, keraunoneurosis (s) (noun); ceraunoneuroses, keraunoneuroses (pl)
1. A term for traumatic disease of the nerves that is associated with electric shocks.
2. A serious mental disturbance caused by an extreme fear of a thunderstorm or being struck by lightning.
ceraunoparalysis, keraunoparalysis (s) (noun); ceraunoparalyses, keraunoparalyses (pl)
The loss of the ability to move one's body, or a part of it, because of an injury caused by lightning.
ceraunophilia, keraunophilia (s) (noun); ceraunophilias, keraunophilias (pl)
A special fondness for thunderstorms.
ceraunophobia, keraunophobia (s) (noun); ceraunophobias, keraunophobias (pl)
1. An excessive fear of lightning. In psychiatry, ceraunophobia is related to the fear of strong and superior forces; and as such, it appears to stem from fear of a father.
2. An abnormal fear of thunder and lightning which exist in such storms.
ceraunophone, keraunophone (s) (noun); ceraunophones, keraunophones (pl)
1. An instrument that makes a record of the occurrences of thunder through a telephone receiver.
2. In meteorology, an apparatus, essentially a radio receiver, for audibly demonstrating the occurrences of distant sounds of thunder as they are caused by lightening.
ceraunophonic, keraunophonic (adjective); more ceraunophonic,, more keraunophonic; most ceraunophonic, most keraunophonic
A reference to a device that can record and present distant lightning flashes and thunder sounds.
ceraunoscope, keraunoscope (s) (noun); ceraunoscopes, keraunoscopes (pl)
An instrument, or device, that was used by the ancients to simulate or to imitate the sound of thunder: The use of a ceraunoscope was probably done to make others think that the user had supernatural powers.
ceraunoscopia, keraunoscopia (s) (noun); ceraunoscopias, keraunoscopias (pl)
Another form of divination, or fortune telling, involving the interpretation of thunder.

Cross references of word groups that are related, directly or indirectly, to: "lightning and/or thunder": astrapo-; bronto-; fulgur-; tonitro-, tonitru-.