Wolfram meaning

wo͝olfrəm
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(dated) Tungsten.
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Origin of wolfram

  • German Wolfram wolframite, tungsten from earlier a mineral (possibly wolframite) with a sooty appearance that when present in tin ore made the extraction of tin more difficult Wolf wolf (because the mineral seemed to eat up tin as a wolf eats a sheep) (from Middle High German) (from Old High German wl̥kwo- in Indo-European roots) -ram (from Middle High German rām soot)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from German Wolfram, of disputed origin; possibly Wolf (“wolf") + Ram (“dirt, soot"); or Wolf (“wolf") + Rahm (“cream"), calque of Latin lupÄ« spÅ«ma “wolf's foam"; or from a surname.

    From Wiktionary