alquimia

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See also: alquímia

Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin alchemia, from the definite form of Arabic كِيمِيَاء ‎(kīmiyāʾ), from Ancient Greek χημεία ‎(khēmeía).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [al.kiˈmi.a], [alˈki.mja]

Noun[edit]

alquimia f (usually uncountable)

  1. alchemy
    • c. 1250: Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 21v.
      Et por ende los que ſe trabaian de alquimia aque llaman la obra mayor, deuen parar miétes que non dannen el nombre del ſaber. ca alquimia tanto quiere dezir, como maeſtria pora meiorar las coſas ca non empeorar las.
      And therefore those who work with alchemy, which they call the greatest work, must stop before they tarnish the name of knowledge; for alchemy means both mastery to make things better as well as to make them worse.
    • Idem, f. 34v.
      Mas por que eſto perteneſce ala obra dalquimia, no quiſiemos meter lo aqui en eſte libro.
      But because this pertains to the works of alchemy, we did not wish to include it here in this book.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin alkimia, from Arabic اَلْكِيمِيَاء ‎(al-kīmiyāʾ), from article al +Ancient Greek χημεία ‎(khēmeía) or χυμεία ‎(khumeía)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alquimia f (uncountable)

  1. alchemy (chemistry searching for panacea)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Arabic اَلْكِيمِيَاء ‎(al-kīmiyāʾ), from Ancient Greek χημεία ‎(khēmeía) or χυμεία ‎(khumeía) originally “a mingling, infusion, juice, liquid, especially as extracted from plants” and later “alchemy”, from perhaps both Χημία ‎(Khēmía, black earth (ancient name for Egypt)) and χυμός ‎(khumós, juice, sap).

Noun[edit]

alquimia f ‎(plural alquimias)

  1. alchemy

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