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Element 44: Ruthenium

Latin Name: ruthenium, rutheniī

  • Ruthenia, Rutheniae " - Russia
  • — > rutheniā- ] — stem
  • — > rutheniā] + [ io- ] — with stem of elemental suffix -ium
  • — > ruthen] + [ io- ] — io- ] assimilates ending  in rutheniā]
  • — > ruthenio- ] — new stem implying “Russia element”
  • = “ruthenium, rutheniī " - second-declension neuter

Named for its place of discovery.

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-Beniaminus

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writer

Word: писатель

Pronunciation:

  • pee-SA-tel

Meaning: writer

tkzine:

"Modern Book Printing," a sculpture commemorating to Johannes Gutenberg, whose invention of modern printing press around 1450 in Mainz, Germany, opened our access to knowledge.

tkzine:

"Modern Book Printing," a sculpture commemorating to Johannes Gutenberg, whose invention of modern printing press around 1450 in Mainz, Germany, opened our access to knowledge.

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"Do not consume if seal is broken!"

peace

Word: سلام

Pronunciation: sa-lām

Meaning: peace

pbsthisdayinhistory:

Sept. 17, 1849: Harriet Tubman Attempts to Escape From Slavery

On this day in 1849, American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She escaped alongside her brothers, Ben and Henry, who forced her to turn back with them after they had second thoughts.

Tubman ran away again shortly afterward without her brothers, this time successfully, using the Underground Railroad as her escape route to the North.

The Underground Railroad was a lifeline for slaves escaping to freedom, and Harriet Tubman became undoubtedly one of its most famous “conductors.”

PBS Black Culture Connection invites you to learn 10 interesting facts about Harriet Tubman.

Photo: Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, standing with hands on back of a chair between ca. 1860 and 1875 (Library of Congress)

terrain

Definition:

  1. Noun, land

Origin: Latin,

  • Noun, terra, ae - land

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.

The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

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Definition:

  1. Verb, to desire greatly/painfully; covet

Origin: Latin,

  • Noun, poena, poenae - punishment

This word traces its roots all the way back to the Latin word poena, which translates as “penalty or punishment.” Later in Latin, it became pena, then, in Old English, it became the verb pinian and eventually pinen. Its definition - to cause pain or to torture - remained largely unchanged until this most recent iteration of the word.

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