azoth

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic الزُوقْ, from Arabic الزّاوُوق (az-zāwūq).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

azoth (uncountable)

  1. (alchemy) The first principle of metals, that is, mercury, which was formerly supposed to exist in all metals, and to be extractable from them.
  2. The universal remedy of Paracelsus.