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How is word Chemistry derived ?

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Asked by onlytruth, 13 Feb '12 04:15 pm
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Chemistry is considered an Islamic science by all means, as the word chemistry had not even been invented in any language or civilization before the Islamic civilization; neither the ancient Egyptian civilization nor the Greek civilization. In European languages, the word chemistry is written as Alchemie. It is a well-known fact that every Latin word that starts with Al- has an Arabic origin. An example of that would be alcohol, algebra...etc.



The word chemistry in Arabic (Alchemie) is derived from the word chem. or chemeia, which means amount. This is because the Muslim scientists who established this science used to say: if we added a certain amount (chemeia) of this substance to another amount of another substance the result will be the following. This name in itself illustrates an important fact, and that is that Muslim scientists were the first to discover the theory of proportions in combining substances. This was five centuries before the chemist Brawest. This theory st ...more
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In the history of science, the etymology of the word chemistry is a debatable issue. It is agreed that the word derives from the word alchemy, which is a European one, derived from the Arabic al-km (). The Arabic term is derived from the Greek or . However, the ultimate origin of the root word, chem, is uncertain.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 13 Feb '12 04:20 pm

 
  
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In the history of science, the etymology of the word chemistry is a debatable issue. It is agreed that the word derives from the word alchemy, which is a European one, derived from the Arabic al-km (). The Arabic term is derived from the Greek or .[1][2] However, the ultimate origin of the root word, chem, is uncertain.[3]

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the majority theory is that al-km is derived from , which is derived from the ancient Egyptian name of Egypt (khem, khame, or khmi, meaning "black earth", contrasting with the surrounding desert.) Therefore, alchemy is the "Egyptian art".[1] However, it is also possible that al-km was derived from , meaning "cast together".[4]

Traditionally, the science of alchemy was once considered to have sprung from great Egyptian figure named by the Greeks "Hermes Trismegistus" (the "thrice-great" Hermes, celebrated as priest, king, and scholar), who is thought to have been the founder of the art.[5] Reputed to have lived about ...more
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In the history of science, the etymology of the word chemistry is a debatable issue. It is agreed that the word derives from the word alchemy, which is a European one, derived from the Arabic al-km (The Arabic term is derived from the GreekHowever, the ultimate origin of the root word, chem, is uncertain.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the majority theory is that al-km is derived from , which is derived from the ancient Egyptian name of Egypt (khem, khame, or khmi, meaning "black earth", contrasting with the surrounding desert.) Therefore, alchemy is the "Egyptian art".[1] However, it is also possible that al-km was derived from , meaning "cast together".[4]

Traditionally, the science of alchemy was once considered to have sprung from great Egyptian figure named by the Greeks "Hermes Trismegistus" (the "thrice-great" Hermes, celebrated as priest, king, and scholar), who is thought to have been the founder of the art.[5] Reputed to have lived about 1900 B.C., he was h ...more
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Answered by Shiva, 14 Feb '12 04:29 pm

 
  
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By chemical and mystery
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Just like ministry, history, mistry (!!!!), pantry........chemistry came in to existance.... :))
Answered by Manoj Joshi, 13 Feb '12 04:19 pm

 
  
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By some chemical reaction
Answered by Ridiculous, 13 Feb '12 04:19 pm

 
  
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Alchemy, was changed to word chemistry
Answered by Uncommon Freind, 13 Feb '12 04:16 pm

 
  
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Alchemists derived this name.
Answered by Flying Saucer, 26 Feb '13 08:12 pm

 
  
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