selenium

See also: Selenium and sélénium

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Chemical element
Se
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EtymologyEdit

From French sélénium, the name coined by Swedish chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius in 1818 from Ancient Greek σελήνη (selḗnē, moon) in reference to original confusion with the similar element tellurium.[1]

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selenium (usually uncountable, plural seleniums)

  1. A nonmetallic chemical element (symbol Se) with an atomic number of 34, used mainly in glassmaking and pigments and as a semiconductor.
    Hypernym: chalcogen
  2. A single atom of this element.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Selenium” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • selenium”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.
  1. ^ Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988

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AfrikaansEdit

Chemical element
Se
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NounEdit

selenium (uncountable)

  1. selenium

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from New Latin selēnium, a word coined by Swedish chemist Berzelius in 1818, from Ancient Greek Σελήνη (Selḗnē, moon).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /səˈleː.ni.ʏm/, /seːˈleː.ni.ʏm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: se‧le‧ni‧um

NounEdit

selenium n (uncountable)

  1. selenium [from 1818]
    Synonym: seleen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Σελήνη (Selḗnē, moon) + -ium.

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selēnium n (genitive selēniī); second declension

  1. (New Latin) selenium

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative selēnium selēnia
Genitive selēniī selēniōrum
Dative selēniō selēniīs
Accusative selēnium selēnia
Ablative selēniō selēniīs
Vocative selēnium selēnia

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Chemical element
Se
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EtymologyEdit

From English selenium, from New Latin, from Ancient Greek Σελήνη (Selḗnē).

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NounEdit

selenium

  1. selenium (chemical element)