lithium oxide, LiO, a white, crystalline compound
Origin of lithiaModern Latin from earlier lithion from Classical Greek litheion, neuter of litheois, stony from lithos, stone + -ia: so named in reference to its mineral origin, originally
See lithium oxide.
Origin of lithiaNew Latin from lithion from Greek diminutive of lithos stone
From Ancient Greek Î»Î¯Î¸Î¿Ï‚ (lithos, “a stone"), apparently because it is found only in minerals; discovered 1817 by Johan August Arfwedson.