Origin of xenonModern Latin from Gr, neuter of xenos, foreign, a stranger: so named (1898) by Sir William Ramsay and M. W. Travers (see krypton), as the hitherto unknown inert gas
Origin of xenonFrom Greek neuter of xenos foreign, strange ; see xeno- .
(usually uncountable, plural xenons)
- A heavy, gaseous chemical element (symbol Xe) of the noble gases group with an atomic number of 54.
From Ancient Greek Î¾ÎÎ½Î¿Î½ (ksenon), neuter of Î¾ÎÎ½Î¿Ï‚ (xenos, “foreign, strange").