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litharge

[lith-ahrj, li-thahrj] /ˈlɪθ ɑrdʒ, lɪˈθɑrdʒ/
noun
1.
a yellowish or reddish, odorless, heavy, earthy, water-insoluble, poisonous solid, PbO, used chiefly in the manufacture of storage batteries, pottery, lead glass, paints, enamels, and inks.
Compare red lead.
Origin of litharge
1350-1400
1350-1400; earlier litarge, litharge, Middle English litarge < Middle French, apocopated variant of litargire < Latin lithargyrus < Greek lithárgyros spume of silver, equivalent to lith- lith- + árgyros silver
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litharge

/ˈlɪθɑːdʒ/
noun
1.
another name for lead monoxide
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin lithargyrus, from Greek, from lithos stone + arguros silver
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