skābeklis

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Etymology[edit]

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 molekulaoxygen molecule (O2)
    skābekļa savienojumioxygen compounds
    skābekļa balonsoxygen tank
    skābekļa deglisoxygen torch

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