acology

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄκος (ákos, remedy) +‎ -logy. The first element could be from Proto-Indo-European *Hieh₂ḱ-. Or, less likely, related to Old Irish ícc (healing, cure).[1] Or, of Semitic/Egyptian origin.[2]

Noun[edit]

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acology (uncountable)

  1. materia medica; the science of medical remedies

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) , “ἄκος”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 54
  2. ^ Bernal, M. (2020). Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilation Volume III: The Linguistic Evidence. United States: Rutgers University Press.