Sauerstoff

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈzaʊ̯ɐʃtɔf]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Sauerstoff m (genitive Sauerstoffs or Sauerstoffes, no plural)

  1. oxygen

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sauerstoff tanken - to breathe fresh air (to go outside and "tank oxygen")

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References[edit]

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

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Noun[edit]

Sauerstoff ? (uncountable)

  1. oxygen