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ˈæl kə mɪstal·chemist
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one who was versed in the practice of alchemy and who sought an elixir of life and a panacea and an alkahest and the philosopher's stone
One who practices alchemy.
One who blends material or substances in the nature or supposed nature of alchemy.
Etymology: From alquemiste (French alchimiste), from alchimista. See alchemy.
Alchemy (from Arabic: al-kīmiyā; from Ancient Greek: χυμεία, khumeía) is an ancient branch of natural philosophy, a philosophical and protoscientific tradition that was historically practiced in China, India, the Muslim world, and Europe. In its Western form, alchemy is first attested in a number of pseudepigraphical texts written in Greco-Roman Egypt during the first few centuries AD.Alchemists attempted to purify, mature, and perfect certain materials. Common aims were chrysopoeia, the transmutation of "base metals" (e.g., lead) into "noble metals" (particularly gold); the creation of an elixir of immortality; and the creation of panaceas able to cure any disease. The perfection of the human body and soul was thought to result from the alchemical magnum opus ("Great Work"). The concept of creating the philosophers' stone was variously connected with all of these projects. Islamic and European alchemists developed a basic set of laboratory techniques, theories, and terms, some of which are still in use today. They did not abandon the Ancient Greek philosophical idea that everything is composed of four elements, and they tended to guard their work in secrecy, often making use of cyphers and cryptic symbolism. In Europe, the 12th-century translations of medieval Islamic works on science and the rediscovery of Aristotelian philosophy gave birth to a flourishing tradition of Latin alchemy. This late medieval tradition of alchemy would go on to play a significant role in the development of early modern science (particularly chemistry and medicine).Modern discussions of alchemy are generally split into an examination of its exoteric practical applications and its esoteric spiritual aspects, despite criticisms by scholars such as Eric J. Holmyard and Marie-Louise von Franz that they should be understood as complementary. The former is pursued by historians of the physical sciences, who examine the subject in terms of early chemistry, medicine, and charlatanism, and the philosophical and religious contexts in which these events occurred. The latter interests historians of esotericism, psychologists, and some philosophers and spiritualists. The subject has also made an ongoing impact on literature and the arts.
one who practices alchemy
Etymology: [Cf. OF. alquemiste, F. alchimiste.]
Alchemist was an Australian progressive metal band from Canberra whose style combined death metal, progressive rock, psychedelic, Eastern, Aboriginal and electronic influences. The band formed in 1987 and released six studios albums, an EP and a compilation album. Work began on a new EP in 2010 but the band went on an indefinite hiatus and has since ended. They are the only group to appear at every Metal for the Brain festival, an event they ran and organised from 1996. Alchemist has also played at the Big Day Out and toured Europe several times.
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The numerical value of Alchemist in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Alchemist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of Alchemist in a Sentence
He came over to Alchemist's house. He came over and had the beat. But, when he came over to Alchemist's house with the beat for me, I was playing the' 347' record. That's how he ended up getting on the album rhyming.
Nature is an alchemist, gathering the last of summer’s green and turning it to gold.”
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- alquimistaCatalan, Valencian
- Alchemistin, AlchemistGerman
- alkemiistino, alĥemiisto, viralĥemiisto, alkemiisto, alĥemiistino, viralkemiistoEsperanto
- ubagaicheScottish Gaelic
- रसायन बनानेवालाHindi
- 錬金術師, アルケミストJapanese
- 연금사, 연금술사Korean
- alchemist, alchimistDutch
- алкемичар, alkemičarSerbo-Croatian
- alchymistka, alchymistaSlovak
- alkimist, alkimistkaSlovene
- nhà giả kimVietnamese
- hilalkiman, lukiemel, lalkiman, jilalkimanVolapük
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