Elixier

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin elixir, from Arabic اَلْإِكْسِير(al-ʾiksīr), from Ancient Greek ξηρίον (xēríon, medicinal powder), from ξηρός (xērós, dry).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /elɪˈksiːɐ̯/
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  • Hyphenation: Eli‧xier

Noun[edit]

Elixier n (genitive Elixiers, plural Elixiere)

  1. potion (liquid which is medicinal and/or magical)
    Synonyms: Heiltrank, Wundertrank, Wundermittel
  2. (alchemy) elixir (liquid which was believed to turn non-precious metals to gold; liquid which was believed to cure all ills)
  3. (pharmacy) elixir (sweet taste-masking liquid)

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