Origin of nostrum
Related Words for nostrumpotion, fix, drug, medicine, remedy, cure, panacea, treatment, elixir, formula, catholicon
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Historical Examples of nostrum
You had no other nostrum for tranquillity but to extinguish life.The Daltons, Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
There were six native clerks occupied with the sale of this nostrum.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah
William G. Burn Murdoch
Yet that is exactly the position of a doctor who recommends a nostrum.
What must have been made on the nostrum to allow such expenditure?Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why
Martha M. Allen
Still there was no use to attempt calming him with the assurance that his nostrum could not be had.Captain Canot
Word Origin for nostrum
Word Origin for mare nostrum
"quack medicine," c.1600, from Latin nostrum remedium "our remedy," presumably that prepared by the person offering it, from Latin nostrum, neuter of noster "our," from nos "we," from PIE *nos (see us).