Sauerstoff

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sauer +‎ Stoff, calque of French oxygène, from Ancient Greek ὀξύς (oxús, sharp) + γένος (génos, birth), due to a mistaken early belief that oxygen was a necessary ingredient in all acids.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzaʊ̯ɐʃtɔf/
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Noun[edit]

Sauerstoff m (genitive Sauerstoffs or Sauerstoffes, no plural)

  1. oxygen
    Sauerstoff tankento breathe fresh air (literally, “to fill up on oxygen”)

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Chemical element
O
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References[edit]

  • Duden - Das Herkunftswörterbuch. Etymologie der deutschen Sprache. Mannheim 1989

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sauer +‎ Stoff, calque of French oxygène

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɑʊ̯ɐˌʃtof/, [ˈzɑʊ̯ɐˌʃtof]

Noun[edit]

Sauerstoff m (uncountable)

  1. oxygen