Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. antimony
  • n. kohl: stibnite used in ancient Egypt and Rome for eye cosmetics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The technical name of antimony.
  • n. Stibnite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Antimony.

Etymologies

From Latin stibium, antimony, which was imported from Ancient Greek στίβι (stíbi), a variant of στίμμι (stímmi) and originated in Egyptian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Its chemical symbol, Sb, is derived from the Latin word stibium, which was the name of the most common antimony mineral, stibnite.

    Antimony

  • -- The word stibium signifies the antimony, from whence, by the philosophical fire, is taken an alkali which we empty in our grand work.

    The Mysteries of Free Masonry Containing All the Degrees of the Order Conferred in a Master's Lodge

  • From the Gr. or is the Lat. stibium; while the Low

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Qui melancholicus factus plane desipiebat, multaque stulte loquebaturr, huic exhibitum 12.gr. stibium, quod paulo post atram bilem ex alvo eduxit (ut ego vidi, qui vocatus tanquam ad miraculum adfui testari possum,) et ramenta tunquam carnis dissecta in partes totum excrementum tanquam sanguinem nigerrimum repraesentabat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Antimony or stibium, which our chemists so much magnify, is either taken in substance or infusion, &c., and frequently prescribed in this disease.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • I will compound a medicine, out of their two heads, stronger than garlic, deadlier than stibium: the cantharides, which are scarce seen to stick upon the flesh, when they work to the heart, shall not do it with more silence or invisible cunning.

    The White Devil

  • El – Kohl (stibium, collyrium, antimony) being found about

    The Land of Midian

  • Her eyes are coloured with stibium, and her nostrils are shaped like the wings of a swallow.

    The Fisherman and His Soul

  • An opinion which was becoming prevalent among all classes as every day his uninspiring figure could be seen plodding along with wig askew and stibium garishly applied.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • The silly wig was always on his head, and now that the outbreaks on his face were under control he had taken once more to painting his frost-fair brows and lashes with stibium.

    Fortune's Favorites

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