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
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dzīvsudrabs m (1st declension)

  1. mercury (liquid metallic chemical element, with atomic number 80.)
    dzīvsudraba raktuves‎ ― mercury mines
    dzīvsudraba termometrs, barometrs‎ ― mercury thermometer, barometer
    dzīvsudraba spuldze‎ ― mercury lamp
    kustīgs kā dzīvsudrabs‎ ― moving, alive like mercury

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