Ether

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See also: ether, éther, and eþer

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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). Doublet of Aether.

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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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Etymology 2[edit]

From Ethereum.

Noun[edit]

Ether (plural Ether)

  1. (cryptocurrencies) A unit of the Ethereum digital currency, ETH.
    Coordinate term: gas
    • 2021 March 26, Kevin Roose, “Why Did Someone Pay $560,000 for a Picture of My Column?”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      After more than 30 bids, the auction ended at 12:32 p.m. Eastern time, with a winning bid of 350 Ether, or about $560,000.
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  • IPA(key): [ˈɛː.tɐ] (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): [ˈeː.tɐ] (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ether

Noun[edit]

Ether n (genitive Ethers, plural Ether)

  1. (organic chemistry) ether

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