Origin of antimony
Examples from the Web for antimony
They consisted of wooden splints coated with sulphur and tipped with antimony, chlorate of potash, and gum.Great Inventions and Discoveries|Willis Duff Piercy
The solution in which the antimony is precipitated need not be quite free from other metals.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
Diaphoretics produce perspiration, such as tartrate of antimony, &c.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
It may be resuscitated, like the calces of Antimony, into a Regulus, by re-uniting it with a phlogiston.
The scoria found on the Regulus of the first fusion is a combination of Iron with the sulphureous part of the Antimony.
British Dictionary definitions for antimony
Word Origin for antimony
Word Origin and History 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."