What is the etymology of レントゲン (X-Ray) < From Genki II Lesson 12>?
Is it a borrowed word <外来語> from another language?
Translate suggests using X線 instead of レントゲン, but I'm not sure what the differences are. (Is レントゲン older?)
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Its just the German word for it. German does not use X-Ray, it's Röntgenstrahlung or just Röntgen for short. You can even use it as a verb.
I guess, this word based on name of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, german physicist, who first detect electromagnetic radiation in this (X-ray) range. It's similliar with russian colloquial word for X-ray detector ー "Рентген" (pronounce like "ˈrentjən").
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