Main definitions of platina in English

: platina1platina2

platina1

noun

historical
  • Platinum.

adjective

historical
  • Made of platinum, consisting of platinum.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From Spanish †platina platinum (A. de UlloaRelación historica del viage a la America meridional; now platino, with change of gender after French platine) from plata silver + -ina.

Pronunciation

platina

/ˈplatɪnə/ /ˈplat(ə)nə/ /pləˈtiːnə/

Main definitions of platina in English

: platina1platina2

platina2

noun

historical
  • An alloy of copper and zinc formerly used for making buttons.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Richardson (1743–1814), literary scholar. Origin uncertain; probably a transferred use of platina.

Pronunciation

platina

/ˈplatɪnə/ /ˈplat(ə)nə/ /pləˈtiːnə/