soda (n.) late 15c., "sodium carbonate," an alkaline substance extracted from certain ashes (now made artificially), from It. sida (or M.L. soda) "a kind of saltwort," from which soda is obtained, perhaps from Arabic suwwad, the name of a variety of saltwort exported from North Africa to Sicily in the Middle Ages, related to sawad "black," the color of the plant.
Washing soda (sodium carbonate) is commonly distinguished from baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). The meaning "carbonated water" is first recorded 1834, a shortening of soda water (1802). Soda fountain is from 1824; soda jerk first attested 1883. First record of soda pop is from 1873.

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  • soda — soda …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • soda — [ sɔda ] n. m. • 1837; abrév. de l angl. soda water; cf. a. fr. soda, sode « soude » (v. 1370) ♦ Boisson gazeuse aromatisée. Soda au citron (⇒ limonade) , à l orange amère (⇒ tonic) . Eau gazéifiée, eau de Seltz. Un whisky soda. ● soda nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • SODA — (bande dessinée) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Soda (homonymie). Soda est une série de bande dessinée belge. Le titre est l acronyme du nom du personnage principal, David Solomon. Scénario : Philippe Tome Dessins : Luc Warnant puis… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Soda [1] — Soda (Natriumkarbonat, kohlensaures Natrium), wasserfreies Natriumkarbonat, Na2CO3, eine weiße, undurchsichtige Masse von 2,5 spez. Gew., die bei 1098° unter Abgabe von etwas Kohlensäure schmilzt. In Wasser leicht löslich. Je nach der Temperatur… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • sodă — SÓDĂ s.f. Carbonat neutru de sodiu (cristalizat), folosit mai ales la spălatul rufelor, vaselor etc. ♢ Sodă calcinată = carbonat de sodiu în stare anhidră. Sodă cristalizată = carbonat de sodiu cristalizat. Sodă caustică = hidroxid de sodiu. –… …   Dicționar Român

  • Soda — So da, n. [It., soda, in OIt., ashes used in making glass, fr. L. solida, fem. of solidus solid; solida having probably been a name of glasswort. See {Solid}.] 1. (Chem.) (a) Sodium oxide or hydroxide. (b) Popularly, sodium carbonate or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soda — refers to:* a chemical compound containing sodium **Sodium carbonate, washing soda or soda ash **Sodium bicarbonate, baking soda **Sodium hydroxide, caustic soda **Sodium oxide * Soft drinks, or Cola *Soda water, carbonated water *Ice cream soda …   Wikipedia

  • Soda — Chemische Formel Na2[CO3] • 10H2O[1] Mineralklasse Carbonate (und Verwandte) 5.CB.10 (8. Auflage: V/D.02 20) (nach Strunz) (nach Dana) Kristallsystem monoklin …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • soda — 1. (so da) s. m. On ne l emploie guère que dans ces locutions anglaises : soda powder, (so da paou der), bicarbonate de soude en poudre pour la préparation de l eau de soude carbonatée ; soda water (so da oua ter), eau minérale gazeuse, naturelle …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Soda — Sfn (Natriumsalz der Kohlensäure) erw. fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus span. soda f.; dieses aus arab. suwwād, Name der Pflanze, aus deren Asche Soda gewonnen wurde.    Ebenso nndl. soda, ne. soda, nfrz. soude, nschw. soda, nnorw. soda,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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