catholicon

[kuh-thol-i-kuh n]
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Origin of catholicon

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin < Greek katholikón neuter of katholikós catholic
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catholicon

noun
  1. a remedy for all ills; panacea

Word Origin for catholicon

C15: from Medieval Latin; see catholic
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