Origin of stibium
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin stibi(s), stibium < Greek stíbi (variant of stímmi < Egyptian sdm)
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Her eyes are coloured with stibium, and her nostrils are shaped like the wings of a swallow.A House of Pomegranates
There are besides this, certain other cements which part gold from silver, composed of sulphur, stibium and other ingredients.
The sixth method consists in heating together a bes of the copper and one-sixth of a libra each of sulphur, salt, and stibium.
Some of the alabasti would contain kohl or stibium, some salves and ointments, others perhaps perfumed washes for the complexion.History of Phoenicia
A mixture of pulverised antimony (stibium) and zinc is still used by women in the East for this purpose.The Expositor's Bible
F. W. Farrar
- an obsolete name for antimony
C14: from Latin: antimony (used as a cosmetic in ancient Rome), via Greek from Egyptian stm
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