Origin of stannum
1775–85; < Late Latin: tin, Latin stannum, stagnum alloy of silver and lead
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The pianist then went away in a rage because Stannum had slept while he played.Melomaniacs
Therefore neither electrum nor Stannum is of itself a real metal, but rather an alloy of two metals.
Then the stannum runs out of the furnace into the forehearth; this is an alloy of lead and silver.
It is conceivable that the Latin “stannum” was derived from Brittany rather than from Galicia.In Northern Mists (Volume 1 of 2)
In the like manner they employed werk or stannum, which was obtained almost in the same manner in the fusion of silver.
- an obsolete name for tin (def. 1)
C18: from Late Latin: tin, from Latin: alloy of silver and lead, perhaps of Celtic origin; compare Welsh ystaen tin
- The element tin.
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