Origin of antimony
Examples from the Web for antimonial
Historical Examples of antimonial
To one ounce of the liquor, add eight drops of antimonial wine.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million
Sarah Josepha Hale
The antimonial preparations that are now most in use are antimonial wine and tartar emetic.
Antimonial powder, nitre, prepared crabs eyes, in equal parts.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Antimony finds a very large use in war times in the making of shrapnel bullets from antimonial lead.
At the close of hostilities there had accumulated in the United States large surplus stocks of antimony and antimonial materials.
Word Origin for antimony
brittle metallic element, early 15c., from Old French antimoine and directly from Medieval Latin antimonium, an alchemist's term (used 11c. by Constantinus Africanus), origin obscure, probably a Latinization of Greek stimmi "powdered antimony, black antimony" (a cosmetic used to paint the eyelids), from some Arabic word (cf. al 'othmud), unless the Arabic word is from the Greek or the Latin is from Arabic; probably ultimately from Egyptian stm "powdered antimony." In French folk etymology, anti-moine "monk's bane" (from moine).
As the name of a pure element, it is attested in English from 1788. Its chemical symbol Sb is for Stibium, the Latin name for "black antimony," which word was used also in English for "black antimony."