νίτρον

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Semitic. Compare Hebrew נֶתֶר ‎(néter, washing soda) and Arabic نطرون ‎(naṭrūn, natron). All ultimately from Egyptian nTr(j)

R8 A40

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

νίτρον ‎(nítronn ‎(genitive νίτρου); second declension

  1. sodium carbonate

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References[edit]

  • LSJ
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill