Origin of artemisiaL, a plant of this genus from Gr: said to be named after Artemisia, wife of Mausolus, king of Caria
Origin of artemisiaMiddle English artemesie mugwort from Old French from Latin artemisia from Greek artemisiā wormwood after Artemis ( to whom it was sacred )
From Latin Artemisia, from Ancient Greek ἀρτεμισία (artemisia), from Ἄρτεμις (Artemis, “Artemis, the goddess”).
From Ancient Greek Ἄρτεμις (Artemis, “Artemis”), the ancient Greek goddess of forests and hills
- Here we find open plant associations of Haifa or Esparto Grass (Stipa lenacissima) alternating with steppes of Chih (Artemisia herba-alba); and each plant association extends for several scores of miles.
- At Halicarnassus (q.v.) the Mausoleum, the monument erected by Artemisia to her husband Mausolus, about 360 B.C., was excavated by Sir C. T.
- ARTEMISIA, the sister and wife of Mausolus (or Maussollus), king of Caria, was sole ruler from about 353 to 350 B.C. She has immortalized herself by the honours paid to the memory of her husband.
- There are statues of Mausolus and Artemisia in the British Museum.
- Ashes particularly rich in potash are those of burning nettles, wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), fumitory (Fumaria officinalis), and tobacco.