Orichalcum meaning

A valuable yellow metal known to the ancient Greeks and Romans; now sometimes interpreted as referring to a natural alloy of gold and copper, and sometimes treated as a mythical substance.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of orichalcum - orichalch, orichalchum

Origin of orichalcum

  • From Latin orīchalcum, from Ancient Greek ὀρείχαλκος (oreikhalkos), from dative singular of ὄρος (oros, “mountain”) + χαλκός (khalkos, “copper”).

    From Wiktionary