zuurstof

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Chemical element
O
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EtymologyEdit

From zuur (sour) +‎ stof (matter), a loose loan translation (1792) of French oxygène (1783), possibly after German Sauerstoff (1791). Compare English sourstuff.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzyːr.stɔf/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zuur‧stof

NounEdit

zuurstof f (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) oxygen, O (chemical element)
  2. (chemistry) dioxygen, molecular oxygen, O2 (molecule)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: suurstof
  • Indonesian: zat asam (calque)
  • Japanese: 酸素 (calque)
  • West Frisian: soerstof