dzīvsudrabs

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Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From dzīvs (alive) +‎ sudrabs (silver), apparently a calque of German Quecksilber.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Chemical element
Hg
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dzīvsudrabs m (1st declension)

  1. mercury, quicksilver (liquid metallic chemical element, with atomic number 80.)
    dzīvsudraba raktuvesmercury mines
    dzīvsudraba termometrs, barometrsmercury thermometer, barometer
    dzīvsudraba spuldzemercury lamp
    kustīgs kā dzīvsudrabsmoving, alive like mercury

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