Origin of Ammonia
New Latin from Latin (sāl) ammōniacus (salt) of Amen from Greek Ammōniakos from Ammōn Amun (from its having been obtained from a region near the temple of Amun, in Libya) from Egyptian jmn
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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 Ἄμμων (Ammōn), from Egyptian jmn.
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