molybdaenum

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin molybdaena (any of various substances resembling lead, including lead and molybdenum, their sulphides, and graphite), from Ancient Greek μολύβδαινα (molúbdaina, a plummet), from μόλυβδος (mólubdos, lead; graphite), from an Anatolian word cognate with Lydian 𐤪𐤠𐤭𐤦𐤥𐤣𐤠 (mariwda, dark), from Proto-Indo-European *morkʷ-iyo-, from a root *morkʷ- (dark)

Attested since the last quarter of 18th century.

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Noun[edit]

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molybdaenum n (genitive molybdaenī); second declension

  1. molybdenum (chemical element 42)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative molybdaenum molybdaena
Genitive molybdaenī molybdaenōrum
Dative molybdaenō molybdaenīs
Accusative molybdaenum molybdaena
Ablative molybdaenō molybdaenīs
Vocative molybdaenum molybdaena