אבץ

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Hebrew[edit]

Chemical element
Zn
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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, based on Aramaic אבצא(tin) and Arabic بَيَّضَ‎(bayyaḍa, to whiten, to tin), he reasoned that Hebrew already had בְּדִיל(b'dil, tin) so the root could be used for another metal.

Noun[edit]

אָבָץ (avátzm

  1. zinc