In order to find the etymological origin of the term silver that concerns us now, we have to "leave" until the Greek. And it is derived from the word "platus", which can be described as "wide" and was used at that time to name some metal plates.
The chemical element whose atomic number is 47 receives the name of silver . It is a metal that can be found in minerals or natively, although it is not abundant in the crust of our planet.
Silver, whose symbol is Ag , usually obtained from work in gold, copper, lead and other mines metals . Among the characteristics of silver, a white metal, are its malleability, its ductility and its ability to conduct electrical current and heat.
Among the multiple uses of silver, there are the production of coins, the making of jewels, the manufacture of daggers and other weapons and the creation of utensils for kitchen . It should be noted that, although this metal is not toxic, it does have poisonous salts that can cause various damages.
It is important to know that in Spain there was what was called Vía de la Plata. This was an ancient Roman road that crossed the country from north to south and received that name because it was precisely used to circulate the mentioned metal.
Currently it has become the objective of an interesting heritage and cultural project that wants to put it in value. Hence, various initiatives are being carried out not only to promote it but also to recognize the large number of renowned monuments that make it up. Thus, for example, among them are the ruins of Augusta Emerita in Mérida, the Roman baths of Baños de Montemayor or the ruins of Asturica Augusta in Astorga.
Due to the identification made of this metal with the coins produced with the material, the silver is usually named as money in its broadest sense. Having money, therefore, is equivalent to being rich or wealthy.
For example: "Could you lend me money? I want to buy a soda but I forgot my wallet ”, “The company has silver problems and could lay off some employees”, “I was paid a lot of money at that job”.
We must not forget that there are other terms that also make use of the word we are now analyzing. This would be the case of carved silver, which is the word used to refer to the entire set of metal parts that are used within the domestic sphere.
There is also the so-called sour silver, which is a gray mineral that is identified as being made up of sulfur, silver and antimony.
Silver On the other hand, it is the name of an Argentine city that functions as capital of the Buenos Aires province . Located about sixty kilometers from the Buenos aires city , Silver It has just over 740,000 inhabitants.