Origin of sal ammoniacMiddle English sal armoniak: see sal and ammoniac
Origin of sal ammoniacMiddle English sal armoniak from Latin sāl ammōniacus salt of Amen sāl salt ; see sal . ammōniacus of Amen ; see ammonia .
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 á¼ŒÎ¼Î¼Ï‰Î½ (AmmÅn), from Egyptian jmn.
- Alternative spelling of sal ammoniac.