skābe

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See also: skabe and skābē

Latvian[edit]

A word coined in the 19th century from skāb(t) (to go sour) +‎ -e, first attested in dictionaries of that time. In the 1850s, K. Valdemārs tried to use the term skābums in the sense of “acid,” but without success: skābe became the standard term for this sense.[1]

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Noun[edit]

skābe f (5th declension)

  1. (chemistry) acid (a sour substance that reacts with a base to produce a salt)
    stipra, vāja skābe — strong, weak acid
    organiskā skābe — organic acid
    skābju savienojumiacid compounds
    skābekli saturošas skābes — oxygen-containing acids

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  1. ^ “skābt” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7