- the metal mercury; quicksilver
- Paracelsus' universal remedy
Origin of azothfrom Arabic az z??uq from al, the + z???q, mercury
Mercury considered in alchemy to be the primary source of all metals.
Origin of azothMiddle English azoc from Old French from Arabic az-zā'uq the mercury al- the zā'uq mercury ( from Syriac zīwag ) ( of Iranian origin ; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.)
From Andalusian Arabic الزُوقْ, from Arabic الزّاوُوق (az-zāwūq).