- a universal remedy; panacea.
Origin of catholicon
1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin < Greek katholikón neuter of katholikós catholic
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Examples from the Web for catholicon
I answer it is no catholicon, no panacea; nor is any cure for all diseases to be found.Every Man his own Doctor
R. T. Claridge
The Catholicon is printed in a small type, not very cleanly cut.Fine Books
Alfred W. Pollard
We are now in a position to understand Balbi's performance in the Catholicon.The Age of Erasmus
P. S. Allen
Item satelles dicitur quia adheret alteri ad eius custodiam, Catholicon.
The preface contains a sarcastic harangue in orthodox charlatan style on the merits of the new Catholicon or Panacea.A Short History of French Literature
- a remedy for all ills; panacea
C15: from Medieval Latin; see catholic
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