Ether

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See also: ether, éther, and eþer

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From Old French ether, from Latin aether (the upper pure, bright air), from Ancient Greek αἰθήρ (aithḗr, upper air), from αἴθω (aíthō, I burn, shine).

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  • Hyphenation: E‧ther

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Ether

  1. (Roman mythology) The god/personification of the bright, glowing upper air of heaven. He is the Roman counterpart of Aether.
  2. (Mormonism) The ancient American prophet of Mormon theology who wrote the Book of Ether in the Book of Mormon.

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Ether n (genitive Ethers, plural Ethere)

  1. (organic chemistry) ether

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