Origin of English word NITROUS

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The word NITROUS is addressed in the entry: NITROGEN


English Word

NITROGEN

Edenic Word

NeTeR

Hebrew Word

נתר

Transliteration

Noon-Tahf-Resh

Pronounciation

NET-ERE

Conversion

[NTR]

Meaning

cleaning material

Roots

NITER (the stuff of NITRATES) is traced to Greek nitron (native soda, NATRON), then to Hebrew nether (sic). The etymology concludes, "probably from Egyptian ntrj".

NeTeR is the better pronunciation of the "NATRON" (cleaning material) inJeremiah2:22, but the Anglicized "nether" better hides Hebrew's contribution to English.


Branches

About 55 words use NITRIC, NITRO- and NITROUS.

NITON, from Latin nitere (to shine), is seen in   נצץ NaTSaTS (to shine).


Bible Verses

Jeremiah 2:22 כי אם־תכבסי בנתר ותרבי־לך ברית נכתם עונך לפני נאם אדני יהוה ׃

“For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before Me, saith the Lord GOD.”


Strong

(5427)



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