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.