proper noun (or Phosphor)
Translations: Etymology: From Latinised Greek , from Ancient Greek (fosforos) "the bearer of light", from (fos) "light" + (pherí) "to bear, to carry".
- A name sometimes used for Hesperus, the personification in Greek mythology of the planet Venus.
- An ancient Greek name for the morning star (the planet Venus when it is visible in the eastern sky before sunrise).
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- (chemistry) a chemical element (symbol P) with an atomic number of 15, that exists in several allotropic forms.
- (obsolete) any substance exhibiting phosphorescence; a phosphor
Etymology: From Latinised Greek Phosphorus, from Ancient Greek (fosfóros), the bearer of light, from (fos), light + (phéro), to bear, to carry
- Dutch: fosfor
- French: phosphore
- German: Phosphor
- Spanish: fósforo
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