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Origin of hydrargyrum
1555–65; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin hydrargyr(us) (< Greek hydrárgyros mercury, equivalent to hydr- hydr-1 + árgyros silver) + -um, on model of aurum, etc.
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an obsolete name for mercury (def. 1)
Word Origin for hydrargyrum
C16: from New Latin, from Latin hydrargyrus from Greek hydrarguros, from hydro- + arguros silver
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"mercury, quicksilver," 1560s, from Latin hydrargyrus, from Greek hydrargyros, from hydr-, stem of hydor "water" (see water (n.1)) + argyros "silver" (see argent). Hence the chemical abbreviation Hg for the element mercury.
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