ChineseEdit

obstruct; stop up plain; element
trad. (窒素)
simp. #(窒素)

EtymologyEdit

Wasei kango (和製漢語), orthographically borrowed from Japanese (ちっ)() (chisso).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

窒素

  1. (rare, chiefly Taiwanese Hokkien) nitrogen

SynonymsEdit

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JapaneseEdit

Chemical element
N
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Kanji in this term
ちつ > ちっ
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EtymologyEdit

Compound of (chitsu, obstruction) +‎ (so, element), calque of Dutch stikstof (literally choke stuff). Compare also German Stickstoff, Luxembourgish Stéckstoff, Danish kvælstof. Coined by Japanese scientist Udagawa Yōan in 1834 in his book 遠西医方名物考補遺 (“窒素”).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(ちっ)() (chisso

  1. nitrogen

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Korean: 질소 (jilso)
  • Min Nan: 窒素 (chek-sò͘, chit-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
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

窒素 (jilso) (hangeul 질소)

  1. Hanja form? of 질소 (nitrogen).