- mercury, regarded by alchemists as the assumed first principle of all metals.
- the universal remedy of Paracelsus.
Origin of azoth
1470–80; ≪ Arabic az zā'ūq the quicksilver
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I write not Fables; with your hands you shall handle, and with, your eyes you shall see Azoth, viz.The Golden Calf, Which the World Adores, and Desires
John Frederick Helvetius
The alchemists by Azoth sometimes meant to express the creative principle of nature.
The Azoth of Paracelsus, according to Mr. Browning, was simply the laudanum which he had discovered.
- the alchemical name for mercury, esp when regarded as the first principle of all metals
- the panacea postulated by Paracelsus
from Arabic az-zā'ūq the mercury
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