炭素

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Chinese[edit]

carbon; charcoal plain; element
simp. and trad.
(炭素)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 炭素 (たんそ) (tanso).

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炭素

  1. (Taiwanese Min Nan) carbon

Japanese[edit]

Chemical element
C Previous: ホウ () (hōso) (B)
Next:  (ちっ) () (chisso) (N)
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Etymology[edit]

Compound of (tan, coal) +‎ (so, element), calque of Dutch koolstof (carbon; coalstuff). Compare also German Kohlenstoff, Luxembourgish Kuelestoff, Danish kulstof.

Considered to be used first in Udagawa Yōan's (宇田川榕菴, 1798 – 1846) book Introduction to Chemistry (舎密開宗, Seimi Kaisō), a compilation of various scientific books in Dutch.

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Noun[edit]

炭素 (hiragana たんそ, rōmaji tanso)

  1. carbon (chemical element)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.