Sauerstoff

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

sauer +‎ Stoff, calque of French oxygène, from Greek-Latin oxygenium (acid-maker), due to a mistaken early belief that oxygen was a necessary ingredient in all acids.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzaʊ̯ɐʃtɔf/
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NounEdit

Sauerstoff m (genitive Sauerstoffs or Sauerstoffes, no plural)

  1. oxygen
    Sauerstoff tankento breathe fresh air (literally "to fill up on oxygen" like fuel)

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Chemical element
O
Previous: Stickstoff (N)
Next: Fluor (F)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Duden - Das Herkunftswörterbuch. Etymologie der deutschen Sprache. Mannheim 1989

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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

sauer +‎ Stoff, calque of French oxygène

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɑʊ̯ɐˌʃtof/, [ˈzɑʊ̯ɐˌʃtof]

NounEdit

Sauerstoff m (uncountable)

  1. oxygen