springvann

English translation: tap water

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Norwegian term or phrase:springvann
English translation:tap water
Entered by: Paul Svensson

14:28 Aug 17, 2003
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-) / biochemistry
Norwegian term or phrase: springvann
In a biochemistry text, is this simply tap water (as opposed to e.g. distilled water), or is it raw well water (as opposed to treated tap water) ?
Paul Svensson
Local time: 06:54
tap water
Explanation:
Vann hentet fra springen, springvann.

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Note added at 2003-08-17 14:54:32 (GMT)
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Oh...suddenly realized what exactly you were asking here. It should still be tap water, though. What it may be referring to, is water meant for drinking as it is, ie. \"drikkevann\".

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Note added at 2003-08-17 15:14:49 (GMT)
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Final note..heh...\"springvann\" refers to water from the tap, yes. In a biochemical context, it seems that you only have two main categories of water (when it comes to water samples):
tap water - regardless of where it originates, the sample is of water from the tap = springvann
surface water - the sample is taken from an open water source = overflatevann
This seems to be the two major distinctions when it comes to water samples, hence \"springvann\" should be tap water.
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Elvish
Local time: 12:54
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5 +6tap water
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tap water


Explanation:
Vann hentet fra springen, springvann.

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Note added at 2003-08-17 14:54:32 (GMT)
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Oh...suddenly realized what exactly you were asking here. It should still be tap water, though. What it may be referring to, is water meant for drinking as it is, ie. \"drikkevann\".

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Note added at 2003-08-17 15:14:49 (GMT)
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Final note..heh...\"springvann\" refers to water from the tap, yes. In a biochemical context, it seems that you only have two main categories of water (when it comes to water samples):
tap water - regardless of where it originates, the sample is of water from the tap = springvann
surface water - the sample is taken from an open water source = overflatevann
This seems to be the two major distinctions when it comes to water samples, hence \"springvann\" should be tap water.

Elvish
Local time: 12:54
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in category: 18

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Per Bergvall: also known as 'vann fra springen'...the usual meaning of springvann, i.e. water fountain, is not relevant here.
57 mins

agree  Richard Lawson
1 hr

agree  wiita
1 hr

agree  Nina1975
2 hrs

agree  karhedron
4 hrs

agree  Sharon Barrigar
3 days 10 hrs
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