Definitions for azothˈæz ɒθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

az•othˈæz ɒθ(n.)

  1. mercury, regarded by alchemists as the assumed first principle of all metals.

  2. the universal remedy of Paracelsus.

Origin of azoth:

1470–80; 蠐 Ar az zā'ūq the quicksilver

Wiktionary

  1. azoth(Noun)

    The first principle of metals, that is, mercury, which was formerly supposed to exist in all metals, and to be extractable from them.

  2. azoth(Noun)

    The universal remedy of Paracelsus.

  3. Origin: From الزوق, from زاووق.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Azoth(noun)

    the first principle of metals, i. e., mercury, which was formerly supposed to exist in all metals, and to be extractable from them

  2. Azoth(noun)

    the universal remedy of Paracelsus

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  1. Azoth

    Azoth was considered to be a universal medicine or universal solvent sought in alchemy. Its symbol was the Caduceus and so the term, which being originally a term for an occult formula sought by alchemists much like the philosopher's stone, became a poetic word for the element mercury, the name being originally derived from Arabic al-zā'ūq "the mercury".

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