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ChineseEdit

water; river plain; element
simp. and trad.
(水素)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Japanese 水素 (すいそ) (suiso).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

水素

  1. (Taiwanese Min Nan) hydrogen

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Governor-General of Taiwan (1931–1932), Ogawa Naoyoshi, editor, 臺日大辭典 [Taiwanese-Japanese Dictionary]‎[1] (in Japanese and Min Nan), volume 2, Taihoku: 同府 [Dōfu], OCLC 25747241, page 327.

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
すい
Grade: 1

Grade: 5
on’yomi
Chemical element
H
Next: ヘリウム (heriumu) (He)
 水素 on Japanese Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

Calque of Dutch waterstof (literally waterstuff), equivalent to (sui, water) +‎ (so, element). Compare German Wasserstoff, Luxembourgish Waasserstoff.

Considered to be used first in Udagawa Yōan's book Introduction to Chemistry (舎密開宗 (Seimi Kaisō)), a compilation of various scientific books translated from Dutch.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

水素 (hiragana すいそ, rōmaji suiso)

  1. hydrogen (chemical element)
  2. hydrogen (molecular hydrogen)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Korean: 수소 (suso)
  • Min Nan: 水素 (chúi-sò͘)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

水素 (suso) (hangeul 수소)

  1. Hanja form? of 수소, “hydrogen”.