Origin of azoth

1470–80;Arabic az zā'ūq the quicksilver Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for azoth


  1. the alchemical name for mercury, esp when regarded as the first principle of all metals
  2. the panacea postulated by Paracelsus

Word Origin for azoth

from Arabic az-zā'ūq the mercury
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