ilt

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Etymology[edit]

Formed by the physician H.C. Ørsted (1777-1851) after the word ild (fire). Before, the (now obsolete) term surstof was used after German Sauerstoff.

Noun[edit]

ilt c (singular definite ilten, not used in plural form)

  1. oxygen
    ved forbrænding forenes det brændbare stof med luftens ilt
    during burning, the combustible matter is combined with atmospheric oxygen
    han kvaltes af mangel ilt
    he choked due to lack of oxygen

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Nudansk Ordbog (for the etymology and usage examples)

Faroese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Danish ilt.

Noun[edit]

ilt n (genitive singular ilts, uncountable)

  1. oxygen
Synonyms[edit]
Declension[edit]
Declension of ilt (singular only)
n3s singular
indefinite definite
nominative ilt iltið
accusative ilt iltið
dative ilti iltinum
genitive ilts iltsins

Etymology 2[edit]

From the adjective illur, compare Old Norse illr

Noun[edit]

ilt n

  1. fury, rage
  2. badness, evilness
Usage notes[edit]
Declension[edit]
Declension of ilt (singular only)
n3s singular
indefinite definite
nominative ilt iltið
accusative ilt iltið
dative ilti iltinum
genitive ilts iltsins

Adjective[edit]

ilt

  1. neuter nominative singular of illur