the hypothetical universal solvent sought by the alchemists
Origin of alkahestFrench ; from Medieval Latin alchahest: apparently coined by Paracelsus
The hypothetical universal solvent once sought by alchemists.
Origin of alkahestMedieval Latin alchahest, first used by Paracelsus (1493–1541), and said to have been coined by him in imitation of Arabic words .
- the universal solvent sought by the alchemists
Probably coined by Paracelsus, as pseudo-Arabic.