Other Word Forms of Elixir
Origin of Elixir
Middle English a substance of transmutative properties from Old French elissir from Medieval Latin elixir from Arabic al-’iksīr al the ’iksīr elixir (probably from Greek xērion desiccative powder) (from xēros dry)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Medieval Latin elixir, from Arabic الإكسير (al-’iksīr), from Ancient Greek ξήριον (ksērion, “medicinal powder”), from ξηρός (ksēros, “dry”).
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