kerosene etymology

English word kerosene comes from English -ene, Ancient Greek κηρός

Detailed word origin of kerosene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ene English (eng) (organic chemistry) An aromatic hydrocarbon based on benzene.. (organic chemistry) An unsaturated hydrocarbon having at least one double bond; an alkene.. A polymer derived from an alkene. A single-atom thick two-dimensional layer of atoms.
κηρός Ancient Greek (grc)
kerosene English (eng) (Canadian, US) A petroleum-based thin and colorless fuel; (British) paraffin.

Words with the same origin as kerosene

Descendants of -ene
Crimplene abietene anilinonaphthalene azylene butylene cannabene diene ethylene graphane graphene kerosenish longifolene naphthalene naphthaleneacetic acid nonethylene olibene oligoethylene glycol polyethylene polystyrene polythene sequoiene styrene triene triethylene