Origin of praseodymiumModern Latin from praseodymia, a rare earth ( from Classical Greek prasios: see prase) + Modern Latin (di)dymium (see didymium): so named (1885) by C. A. von Welsbach (1858-1929), Austrian chemist, from its spectroscopic line and from being split from didymium
Origin of praseodymiumGerman Praseodym Greek praseos variant of prasios leek-green ( from prason leek )German -dym didymium
See Periodic Table
- A metallic chemical element (symbol Pr) with an atomic number of 59.
From Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÎ¬ÏƒÎ¹Î¿Ï‚ (prasios, “leek-green") + didymium.