azoth

[ az-oth ]
/ ˈæz ɒθ /

noun

mercury, regarded by alchemists as the assumed first principle of all metals.
the universal remedy of Paracelsus.

Origin of azoth

1470–80;Arabic az zā'ūq the quicksilver
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azoth
/ (ˈæzɒθ) /

noun

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

Word Origin for azoth

from Arabic az-zā'ūq the mercury
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