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

Usage notes[edit]

Synonyms[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]
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]
n3s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative ilt iltið
Accusative ilt iltið
Dative ilti iltinum
Genitive ilts iltsins

Adverb[edit]

ilt

  • neuter form of the adjective illur m, ill f
  1. ill, sick, bad
  2. pain
Usage notes[edit]