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[stib-ee-uh m] /ˈstɪb i əm/
noun, Chemistry.
Origin of stibium
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin stibi(s), stibium < Greek stíbi (variant of stímmi < Egyptian sdm) Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • Her eyes are coloured with stibium, and her nostrils are shaped like the wings of a swallow.

  • There are besides this, certain other cements which part gold from silver, composed of sulphur, stibium and other ingredients.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • The sixth method consists in heating together a bes of the copper and one-sixth of a libra each of sulphur, salt, and stibium.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • Some of the alabasti would contain kohl or stibium, some salves and ointments, others perhaps perfumed washes for the complexion.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • 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
  • Keren-Happuk, the name given by Job to one of his daughters, means "horn of stibium."

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for stibium


an obsolete name for antimony
Derived Forms
stibial, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin: antimony (used as a cosmetic in ancient Rome), via Greek from Egyptian stm
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