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Etymology of gas

Posted by Johannes on 16 April 2012

The word gas is simply a phonetic transcription of the Greek word chaos [Gr: χάος]. It was first used in the early 17th century by the chemist J.B. Van Helmont.
In modern Greek (Romeika, Rumca):
a) haos: chaos [Gr: χάος].
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