Origin of antimony
Examples from the Web for antimonial
The object of an antimonial Emetic is not so much to empty the stomach as to make a powerful impression on the system.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
The antimonial preparations that are now most in use are antimonial wine and tartar emetic.
This title refers to a controversy on the use of antimonial emetics in fevers.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
Febrifuges are remedies used in fevers, such as antimonial wines, &c.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
Dr. Page has recorded the fact of antimonial lozenges having been sold openly by an itinerant vendor of confectionery.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
British Dictionary definitions for antimonial (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for antimonial (2 of 2)
Word Origin for antimony
Word Origin and History for antimonial
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."