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sērs

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ser- (to flow, run), based either on sulfur's sharp taste, or on a development like “liquid” > “substance that flows easily” > “sulfur”. Cognates include Russian се́ра (séra), Latin serum (whey). Some specialists believe, however, that sērs is a 13th-century borrowing from Old East Slavic (сѣp (ser), сѣpa (sera)). At any rate, even if the word is not borrowed, its shape may have been influenced by Old East Slavic or Russian.[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

Chemical element
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sērs m (1st declension)

  1. sulfur (nonmentallic chemical element with atomic number 16)
    aktīvais sērs — active sulfur
    organiskais sērs — organic sulfur
    sēra trioksīdssulfur trioxide
    sēra atrades sulfur deposits
    sēra savienojumisulfur compounds
    sēra peldessulfur baths
  2. (anatomy) earwax (waxy substance secreted by the ear)
    auss sērs — earwax
    sēra korķis — ear cork (= a lump of earwax in the ear)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “sērs” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.