azoth

noun

az·​oth ˈa-ˌzȯth How to pronounce azoth (audio)
1
: mercury regarded by alchemists as the first principle of metals
2
: the universal remedy of Paracelsus

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, alteration of azoc, from Arabic al-zā'ūq the mercury

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of azoth was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Azoth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azoth. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

azoth

noun
az·​oth ˈaz-ˌȯth How to pronounce azoth (audio)
1
: mercury regarded by alchemists as the first principle of metals
2
: the universal remedy of Paracelsus
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