orichalcum etymology

English word orichalcum comes from Ancient Greek χαλκός, Ancient Greek ὄρος

Detailed word origin of orichalcum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
χαλκός Ancient Greek (grc)
ὄρος Ancient Greek (grc)
ὀρείχαλκος Ancient Greek (grc)
orichalcum Latin (lat) (Late Latin, Medieval Latin, poetic) brass (or brass objects). A mythical mineral. Yellow copper ore, or an alloy of gold and copper.
orichalcum English (eng) A valuable yellow metal known to the Ancient Greeks and Romans; now sometimes interpreted as referring to a natural alloy of gold and copper, and sometimes treated as a mythical substance.

Words with the same origin as orichalcum

Descendants of χαλκός
Chalcolithic chalco- chalcogen chalcogenide
Descendants of ὄρος
oread oregano oro- orogenesis orogenic orogenous orogeny