Collyrium meaning

kə-lîrē-əm
A medicinal lotion applied to the eye; eyewash.
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Any medicated preparation for the eyes; eyewash.
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A medicinal lotion applied to the eye; eyewash.
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A lotion or liquid wash used as a cleanser for the eyes; an eye-salve.
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Loosely, any product applied to or around the eyes; kohl.
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Origin of collyrium

  • Latin collȳrium from Greek kollūrion eye salve, poultice diminutive of kollūrā roll of bread

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin collȳrium, from Ancient Greek κολλύριον (kollurion, “poultice”).

    From Wiktionary