azoth

[az-oth]

Origin of azoth

1470–80;Arabic az zā'ūq the quicksilver
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azoth

noun
  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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