oxygen etymology

English word oxygen comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) γένος, Ancient Greek (to 1453) γεννάω, Ancient Greek (to 1453) ὀξαλίς, Latin oxygenium ((New Latin) oxygen.)

Detailed word origin of oxygen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
γένος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
γεννάω Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
ὀξαλίς Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
oxygenium Latin (lat) (New Latin) oxygen.
oxygène French (fra) Oxygen.
oxygen English (eng) (countable) An atom of this element.. (medicine) A mixture of oxygen and other gases, administered to a patient to help him or her to breathe.. A chemical element (symbol O) with an atomic number of 8 and relative atomic mass of 15.9994.. Molecular oxygen (O2), a colorless, odorless gas at room temperature.

Words with the same origin as oxygen

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