חמצן

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Hebrew[edit]

Chemical element
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Etymology[edit]

Root
ח־מ־ץ

From ח־מ־ץ (kh-m-ts, forming words relating to souring) +‎ ־ן (-n), ultimately calque of French oxygène, a modern coinage from Ancient Greek ὀξύς (oxús, sharp) +‎ γένος (génos, birth).

Noun[edit]

חַמְצָן (khamtsánm

  1. oxygen