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stibium

[stib-ee-uh m] /ˈstɪb i əm/
noun, Chemistry
1.
Origin of stibium
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin stibi(s), stibium < Greek stíbi (variant of stímmi < Egyptian sdm)
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  • A mixture of pulverised antimony (stibium) and zinc is still used by women in the East for this purpose.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • The sixth method consists in heating together a bes of the copper and one-sixth of a libra each of sulphur, salt, and stibium.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • Some of the alabasti would contain kohl or stibium, some salves and ointments, others perhaps perfumed washes for the complexion.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • There are besides this, certain other cements which part gold from silver, composed of sulphur, stibium and other ingredients.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • Her eyes are coloured with stibium, and her nostrils are shaped like the wings of a swallow.

  • Keren-Happuk, the name given by Job to one of his daughters, means "horn of stibium."

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for stibium

stibium

/ˈstɪbɪəm/
noun
1.
an obsolete name for antimony
Derived Forms
stibial, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin: antimony (used as a cosmetic in ancient Rome), via Greek from Egyptian stm
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