niobium etymology

English word niobium comes from English -ium, English Niobe

Detailed word origin of niobium

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ium English (eng) (by extension, humorous) Appended to common words to create scientific-sounding or humorous-sounding fictional substance names.. (chemistry) Used to form the names of metal elements, after the style of early-named elements, as well as the isotopes of hydrogen.. (chemistry) Used to form the temporary systematic element name of a metallic or nonmetallic element which is postulated to exist, or [...]
Niobe English (eng) (Greek Mythology) A daughter of Tantalus, said to have turned into stone while weeping for her children.. (astronomy) 71 Niobe, a main belt asteroid.. A female given name. A crying woman; a woman who is bereaved or inconsolable. [from 16th c.].
niobium English (eng) (countable) A single atom of this element.. A metallic chemical element (symbol Nb) with an atomic number of 41.

Words with the same origin as niobium

Descendants of -ium
potassium radioactive titanic
Descendants of Niobe
niobate niobic niobophyllite niobous niocalite