amalgam

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin amalgama (mercury alloy), from Arabic اَلْمَلْغَم(al-malḡam, emollient poultice or unguent for sores), from Ancient Greek μάλαγμα (málagma, emollient; malleable material), from μαλάσσω (malássō, to soften), from μαλακός (malakós, soft). Doublet of malagma. For the verb, compare French amalgamer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈmæl.ɡəm/
  • Hyphenation: a‧mal‧gam
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Noun[edit]

amalgam (countable and uncountable, plural amalgams)

  1. (metallurgy) An alloy containing mercury.
  2. A combination of different things.
    • 1960 March, J. P. Wilson & E. N. C. Haywood, “The route through the Peak - Derby to Manchester: Part One”, in Trains Illustrated, page 149:
      This was the Ambergate, Nottingham & Boston & Eastern Junction Railway, an amalgam of a number of separate schemes put forward in 1845, which secured its Act on July 16, 1846.
  3. One of the ingredients in an alloy.

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amalgam (third-person singular simple present amalgams, present participle amalgaming, simple past and past participle amalgamed)

  1. (archaic, transitive, intransitive) To amalgamate.
    • a. 1691, Robert Boyle, An Essay on the Porousness of Solid Bodies
      I had once occasion to distill in a small retort some gold amalgamed with such a fine and subtile mercur
    • 1610 (first performance), Ben[jamin] Jonson, The Alchemist, London: [] Thomas Snodham, for Walter Burre, and are to be sold by Iohn Stepneth, [], published 1612, OCLC 1008120557; reprinted Menston, Yorkshire: The Scolar Press, 1970, OCLC 52009618, (please specify the page), (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
      gold t'amalgam with some six of mercury

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Icelandic[edit]

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amalgam n (genitive singular amalgams, no plural)

  1. amalgam

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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch amalgaam, from French amalgame, from Latin amalgama, from Medieval Latin amalgama (mercury alloy), from Arabic اَلْمَلْغَم(al-malḡam, emollient poultice or unguent for sores), from Ancient Greek μάλαγμα (málagma, emollient; malleable material), from μαλάσσω (malássō, to soften), from μαλακός (malakós, soft).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈamalɡam]
  • Hyphenation: amal‧gam

Noun[edit]

amalgam (first-person possessive amalgamku, second-person possessive amalgammu, third-person possessive amalgamnya)

  1. amalgam: an alloy containing mercury.

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Malay[edit]

Noun[edit]

amalgam (Jawi spelling املݢم‎, plural amalgam-amalgam, informal 1st possessive amalgamku, 2nd possessive amalgammu, 3rd possessive amalgamnya)

  1. (metallurgy) amalgam

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin amalgamāre.

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amalgam m inan

  1. (metallurgy) amalgam (an alloy containing mercury)
    Synonyms: amalgamat, ortęć
  2. (literary) amalgam (a combination of different things)
    Synonyms: aliaż, amalgamat, melanż, mieszanina, mieszanka

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Further reading[edit]

  • amalgam in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • amalgam in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French amalgame, from Latin amalgama.

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amalgam n (plural amalgame)

  1. amalgam

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /amǎlɡaːm/
  • Hyphenation: a‧mal‧gam

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amàlgām m (Cyrillic spelling ама̀лга̄м)

  1. amalgam

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Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

amalgam n

  1. amalgam

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Declension of amalgam 
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Indefinite Definite
Nominative amalgam amalgamet
Genitive amalgams amalgamets