Azoth definitions

ăz'ŏth, -ôth
Mercury considered in alchemy to be the primary source of all metals.
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The metal mercury; quicksilver.
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Paracelsus' universal remedy.
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(alchemy) The first principle of metals, that is, mercury, which was formerly supposed to exist in all metals, and to be extractable from them.
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The universal remedy of Paracelsus.
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Origin of azoth

Middle English azoc from Old French from Arabic az-zā’uq the mercury al- the zā’uq mercury (from Syriac zīwag) (of Iranian origin gwei- in Indo-European roots)