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Q: Tamil names of Chemical Elements ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Tamil names of Chemical Elements
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: manyvan2000-ga
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Posted: 30 Mar 2006 12:02 PST
Expires: 29 Apr 2006 13:02 PDT
Question ID: 713679
I want the tamil names of all 118 chemical elements. I have found the
names for 21 elements so far. I want only pure tamil names and not the
names transliterated into tamil like ( hydrogen = ????????).

These are the names that I found.
Hydrogen 	???????, ??????, ???????????
Carbon 	        ???
Nitrogen 	????????, ???????
Oxygen 	        ?????????, ???????
Phosphorus 	??????, ??????????
Sulphur 	???????
Chlorine 	????????
Calcium 	???????
Iron 	        ???????
Copper 	        ???????
Zinc 	        ??????????
Arsenic 	?????????????
Silver 	        ??????
Tin 	        ?????
Antimony 	?????????, ???????
Iodine 	        ?????
Platinum 	??????????
Gold 	        ??????
Mercury 	?????, ???????, ????, ?????
Lead 	        ????, ???????
Bismuth 	??????, ??????, ?????????

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 30 Mar 2006 12:10 PST
Click on Tamil(67) in the lefthand menu and let me know if this is
what you are looking for:


Clarification of Question by manyvan2000-ga on 30 Mar 2006 12:43 PST
Hi Rainbow, 
The names given in vanderkrogt are just english names transliterated
in tamil (and even that is not proper!!). Sorry, but I am looking for
real 'Tamil' names.

Clarification of Question by manyvan2000-ga on 30 Mar 2006 12:45 PST
In fact, I got all these 21 elements from
which is far better than wikipedia / tamil virtual university /
vanderkrogt. Unfortunately, only 21 elements are listed in this.
Though aluminium is listed, it is not tamil. It is only

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 30 Mar 2006 12:55 PST
Quite possibly, many of them are listed here:

though it's impossible for me to know for sure...the site required a
small download in order for me to properly disply the fonts.


Clarification of Question by manyvan2000-ga on 30 Mar 2006 13:06 PST
sorry again, this article is about plutonium, its discovery and its
uses in atomic bomb and as expected, the english names are used in
this article. It talks only about radio activity, radium, uranium,
neptunium and plutonium.

I know that a list was compiled in the 70s by a team of experts,
including iraamaki, and it might be available from anyone related to
the team or to coimbatore institute of technology. But unfortunately,
I do not have any contacts with any of these people. The list was
published by CIT, I guess.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Tamil names of Chemical Elements
From: myoarin-ga on 30 Mar 2006 17:09 PST
I expect that there are no "native" Tamil names for many elements
since many elements are/were not commonly known prior to scientific
identification of them.  Certainly there would be only
transliterations of the "new" elements that have been given names in
the last decades.
Subject: Re: Tamil names of Chemical Elements
From: manyvan2000-ga on 30 Mar 2006 17:37 PST
Actually many of the elements were known to the eastern world much
before the western world "discovered" them. I accept that some
elements, specifically the lanthanides / actinides or heavier elements
would not have been there. But still an attempt was made in the 70s to
find the existing names and to coin new names for elements without
native names. So by now, the list should be almost complete.
Subject: Re: Tamil names of Chemical Elements
From: myoarin-ga on 30 Mar 2006 18:21 PST
That is interesting, both about the earlier knowledge of elements, and
also about the movement in the 70s to find Tamil names, something that
might be expected after the renaming the state in the late sixties  -
purifying the language and all that.  With all respect, it sounds like
a futile effort, especially since the scientists and anyone else with
education would have continued to use the English terms that were
already familiar.  I wonder if the project fizzled out in the course
of long disputes about finding names for things that really don't have
But good luck.  I would be intrigued to learn how the names translate into English.
Subject: Re: Tamil names of Chemical Elements
From: jadayu-ga on 03 Apr 2006 04:33 PDT

I think i just got what you want.  I just chanced on the blog of the
very iraamki you have mentioned.

It is at:

I searched for:

iraamaki chemical names tamil

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