χυμεία

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

According to Zosimos of Panopolis it was named from its supposed inventor, Χύμης/Χήμης/Χείμης, but more probably it is from χῠ́μᾰ (khúma) +‎ -είᾱ (-eíā).

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Noun[edit]

χῠμείᾱ (khumeíāf (genitive χῠμείᾱς); first declension

  1. art of alloying metals, alchemy

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Descendants[edit]

  • Arabic: اَلْكِيمِيَاء(al-kīmiyāʾ)

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