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.