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azoth

[az-oth] /ˈæz ɒθ/
noun
1.
mercury, regarded by alchemists as the assumed first principle of all metals.
2.
the universal remedy of Paracelsus.
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80;Arabic az zā'ūq the quicksilver
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azoth

/ˈæzɒθ/
noun
1.
the alchemical name for mercury, esp when regarded as the first principle of all metals
2.
the panacea postulated by Paracelsus
Word Origin
from Arabic az-zā'ūq the mercury
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