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ChineseEdit

rock; stone; 10 pecks oil; sly
simp. and trad.
(石油)

EtymologyEdit

From (shí, “rock”) + (yóu, “oil”), as it is oil found within rock. Compare petroleum which has a near identical etymology.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

石油

  1. oil; petroleum
    石油鑽塔 / 石油钻塔  ―  shíyóu zuàntǎ  ―  oil rig
    石油鑽台 / 石油钻台  ―  shíyóu zuàntái  ―  oil rig

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
せき
Grade: 1

Grade: 3
on'yomi

NounEdit

石油 ‎(hiragana せきゆ, romaji sekiyu)

  1. oil, petroleum
  2. kerosene

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.
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