ChineseEdit

 
sour; sore; ache
sour; sore; ache; acid
plain; element
simp. and trad.
(酸素)

PronunciationEdit


Note: sàng-sò͘ & sàng-soh - borrowed from Japanese reading and they refer to oxygen mask.

NounEdit

酸素

  1. (rare, chiefly Taiwanese Hokkien) oxygen
  2. (Taiwanese Hokkien) oxygen mask

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
さん
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Grade: 5
on’yomi
Chemical element
O
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EtymologyEdit

From (san, acid) +‎ (so, element), calque of Dutch zuurstof (literally sourstuff). Compare German Sauerstoff, Luxembourgish Sauerstoff, Indonesian zat asam. Coined by Japanese scientist Udagawa Yōan in 1834 in his book 遠西医方名物考補遺 (“酸素”).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

酸素(さんそ) (sanso

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

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Korean: 산소 (sanso)
  • Min Nan: 酸素 (sng-sò͘)

See alsoEdit