alchemy
The medieval combination of chemistry, philosophy, and secret lore aimed at transmuting base metals into gold (by means of the philosopher's stone), and discovering the universal cure for disease and mortality.

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  • ALCHEMY — ALCHEMY, ancient art that was the origin of chemistry. The Jewish association with alchemy dates from ancient times. Zosimos, a fifth century Greek historian, states that the Jews acquired the secrets of the sacred craft of the Egyptians and the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Alchemy — • The art of transmuting baser metals into gold and silver Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Alchemy     Alchemy     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Alchemy — Produzenten: AMD RMI Befehlssatz: MIPS Mikroarchitektur: MIPS Alchemy ist eine Mikroprozessor Familie der Firma …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alchemy — Al che*my, n. [OF. alkemie, arquemie, F. alchimie, Ar. al k[=i]m[=i]a, fr. late Gr. ?, for ?, a mingling, infusion, ? juice, liquid, especially as extracted from plants, fr. ? to pour; for chemistry was originally the art of extracting the juices …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Alchemy — Alchemy  семейство микропроцессоров с низким энергопотреблением основанных на архитектуре MIPS. Alchemy  свободный векторый графический редактор под лицензией GNU GPL находящийся в стадии разработки. Alchemy  компилятор C/C++ в… …   Википедия

  • alchemy — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. alchimie (14c.), alquemie (13c.), from M.L. alkimia, from Arabic al kimiya, from Gk. khemeioa (found c.300 C.E. in a decree of Diocletian against the old writings of the Egyptians ), all meaning alchemy. Perhaps from an… …   Etymology dictionary

  • alchemy — *magic, thaumaturgy, wizardry, sorcery, witch ery, witchcraft …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • alchemy — [n] medieval science black arts, black magic, hermetics, magic, pseudo science, sorcery, thaumaturgy, witchcraft, wizardry; concepts 367,370,689 …   New thesaurus

  • alchemy — ► NOUN 1) the medieval forerunner of chemistry, concerned particularly with attempts to convert common metals into gold or to find a universal elixir. 2) a mysterious or paradoxical process. DERIVATIVES alchemical adjective alchemist noun… …   English terms dictionary

  • alchemy — [al′kə mē] n. [ME alchymie < OFr alchimie < ML alchemia < Ar al kīmiyāʾ < Gr chēmeia < ? Chēmia, old name for Egypt < Egyptian kmt, lit., black (land); infl. by folk etym. assoc. with Gr cheein, to pour: see FOUND3] 1. an early… …   English World dictionary

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