Ancient Greek edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

According to Zosimos of Panopolis it was named from its supposed inventor, Χύμης/Χήμης/Χείμης, but more probably it is from χῠ́μᾰ (khúma) +‎ -είᾱ (-eíā).

Pronunciation edit

 

Noun edit

χῠμείᾱ (khumeíāf (genitive χῠμείᾱς); first declension

  1. art of alloying metals, alchemy

Declension edit

Descendants edit

  • Arabic: ⁧اَلْكِيمِيَاء(al-kīmiyāʔ) (see there for further descendants)

Further reading edit