酸素

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Chinese

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sour; sore; ache
sour; sore; ache; acid
plain; element
trad. (酸素)
simp. #(酸素)

Pronunciation

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Note: sàng-sò͘ & sàng-soh - borrowed from Japanese reading and they refer to oxygen mask.

Noun

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酸素

  1. (rare, chiefly Taiwanese Hokkien) oxygen
  2. (Taiwanese Hokkien) oxygen mask

Synonyms

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  • (oxygen): (yǎng)

References

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Japanese

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Kanji in this term
さん
Grade: 5

Grade: 5
on’yomi
Chemical element
O
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Etymology

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From (san, acid) +‎ (so, element), calque of Dutch zuurstof (literally sourstuff). Compare German Sauerstoff, Luxembourgish Sauerstoff, Indonesian zat asam. Coined by Japanese scientist Udagawa Yōan in 1834 in his book 遠西医方名物考補遺 (“酸素”).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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(さん)() (sanso

  1. oxygen (chemical element)
  2. oxygen (molecular oxygen)

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Korean: 산소 (sanso)
  • Min Nan: 酸素 (sng-sò͘)

See also

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