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nitre

[nahy-ter] /ˈnaɪ tər/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
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nitre

/ˈnaɪtə/
noun
1.
another name for potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin nitrum, from Greek nitronnatron
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nitre in the Bible

(Prov. 25:20; R.V. marg., "soda"), properly "natron," a substance so called because, rising from the bottom of the Lake Natron in Egypt, it becomes dry and hard in the sun, and is the soda which effervesces when vinegar is poured on it. It is a carbonate of soda, not saltpetre, which the word generally denotes (Jer. 2:22; R.V. "lye").

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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