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 skābeklis on Latvian Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

A word coined from skābe(acid) +‎ -eklis by K. Valdemārs in the mid-19th century, originally with the meaning “oxide,” but later (in the 1860s) already with the present meaning of “oxygen.” (Valdemārs' initial term for “oxygen” was skābējs gaiss, later simply skābējs, but these terms were not accepted).[1]

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Chemical element
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skābeklis m (2nd declension)

  1. oxygen (chemical element, with atomic number 8; one of the main components of organic compounds and of the Earth's atmosphere)
    skābekļa molekula‎ ― oxygen molecule (O2)
    skābekļa savienojumi‎ ― oxygen compounds
    skābekļa balons‎ ― oxygen tank
    skābekļa deglis‎ ― oxygen torch

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  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “skābt”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7