JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
えん
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on’yomi kan’on
Alternative spelling
鹽素 (kyūjitai)
Chemical element
Cl
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EtymologyEdit

(en, salt) + (so, chemical element). Calque of Dutch zoutstof, from the fact that it is a main ingredient of table salt. Coined by Japanese scientist Udagawa Yōan in 1834 in his book 遠西医方名物考補遺 (鹽素). was simplified from in the 1946 Tōyō kanji list.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(えん)() (enso (kyūjitai 鹽素)

  1. chlorine, Cl

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.