lithium etymology

English word lithium comes from Latin -ionem, Ancient Greek λίθος, Latin lithia

Detailed word origin of lithium

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ionem Latin (lat)
λίθος Ancient Greek (grc)
lithia Latin (lat)
lithium New Latin (la-new)
lithium English (eng) (pharmaceutical drug, uncountable) Lithium carbonate or other preparations of lithium metal used to treat manic depression and bipolar disorders.. (uncountable) The simplest alkali metal, the lightest solid element, and the third lightest chemical element (symbol Li) with an atomic number of 3.. A lithium battery.

Words with the same origin as lithium

Descendants of lithia
balipholite butyllithium dilithium lithal