arsenic

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From Middle English arsenik, from Middle French arsenic, from Latin arsenicum, from Ancient Greek ἀρσενικόν ‎(arsenikón, yellow arsenic) (influenced by ἀρσενικός ‎(arsenikós, potent, virile)), from Semitic (compare Classical Syriac ܙܪܢܝܟܐ ‎(zarnīḵā), Aramaic 𐡆𐡓𐡍𐡉𐡊𐡀 ‎(zarnīḵā)), from Middle Iranian *zarnīk (compare Persian زرنی ‎(zarnī, arsenic)), from Old Iranian *zarniya-ka- (compare Avestan 𐬰𐬀𐬭𐬀𐬥𐬌𐬌𐬀 ‎(zaraniia-, golden), Old Persian 𐎭𐎼𐎴𐎡𐎹 ‎(daraniya-, gold), Sanskrit हिरण्य ‎(híraṇya, gold), Persian زر ‎(zar, gold)), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃i. More at yellow.

Chemical element
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arsenic ‎(uncountable)

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  1. A nonmetallic chemical element (symbol As) with an atomic number of 33.
  2. Arsenic trioxide.

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arsenic ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of, or containing arsenic with a valence of 5.

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arsenic m ‎(uncountable)

  1. arsenic

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