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proper noun (or Phosphor)
  1. A name sometimes used for Hesperus, the personification in Greek mythology of the planet Venus.
  2. An ancient Greek name for the morning star (the planet Venus when it is visible in the eastern sky before sunrise).
Translations: 
    Etymology: From Latinised Greek , from Ancient Greek (fosforos) "the bearer of light", from (fos) "light" + (pherí) "to bear, to carry".


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    noun 
    1. (chemistry) a chemical element (symbol P) with an atomic number of 15, that exists in several allotropic forms.
    2. (obsolete) any substance exhibiting phosphorescence; a phosphor
    Translations: 
    • Dutch: fosfor
    • French: phosphore
    • German: Phosphor
    • Spanish: fósforo
    Etymology: From Latinised Greek Phosphorus, from Ancient Greek (fosfóros), the bearer of light, from (fos), light + (phéro), to bear, to carry


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