alexipharmacum love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See alexipharmic.

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  • noun obsolete Something which protects against, or cures, a poison; an antidote.

Etymologies

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From Latin alexipharmacum, from Ancient Greek ἀλεξιϕάρμακον.

Examples

  • His mercy is a panacea, a balsam for an afflicted soul, a sovereign medicine, an alexipharmacum for all sins, a charm for the devil; his mercy was great to Solomon, to

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Dis is a most noted alexipharmacum against quartan agues, composed of many roots, herps, and spices; dis I call de lampas vitæ, an astonishing exhilirator and promoter of de goot humors of de mind, and most valuable for de rare gift of clear sight to de old, wid many oder virtues I will not stop to mention.

    Rob of the bowl : a legend of St. Inigoe's,

  • [4392] alexipharmacum of this malady, and much magnifies it; look for receipts in them.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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