sal ammoniacsal ammoniac
Origin of sal ammoniacMiddle English sal armoniak: see sal and amp; ammoniac
Origin of sal ammoniacMiddle English sal armoniak, from Latin sal amm&omacron;niacus, salt of Amen : sal, salt; see sal + amm&omacron;niacus, of Amen; see ammonia.
From Latin sal ammoniacus (“salt of Amun, ammonium chloride"), named so because it was found near the temple of (Jupiter) Ammon in Egypt. Ammon derives from Ancient Greek á¼ŒÎ¼Î¼Ï‰Î½ (AmmÅn), from Egyptian jmn.
- Alternative spelling of sal ammoniac.