chemistry etymology

English word chemistry comes from Arabic اَل, Ancient Greek χημεία, English geology, English chemi-, and later English geologist (A person who is skilled at geology.)

Detailed word origin of chemistry

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
اَل Arabic (ara)
χημεία Ancient Greek (grc)
geology English (eng) The geological structure of a region.. The science that studies the structure of the earth (or other planets), together with its origin and development, especially by examination of its rocks.
chemi- English (eng)
geologist English (eng) A person who is skilled at geology.
اَلْكِيمِيَاء Arabic (ara)
كيمياء Arabic (ara) Chemistry.
alchimista Latin (lat) (Medieval or Late Latin).
chymist English (eng)
chemistry English (eng) (countable) An application of chemical theory and method to a particular substance.. (informal) The mutual attraction between two people; rapport.. (uncountable) The branch of natural science that deals with the composition and constitution of substances and the changes that they undergo as a consequence of alterations in the constitution of their molecules.

Words with the same origin as chemistry

Descendants of χημεία
Descendants of geology