pharmacy etymology

English word pharmacy comes from Ancient Greek φαρμακίς

Detailed word origin of pharmacy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
φαρμακίς Ancient Greek (grc)
φάρμακον Ancient Greek (grc)
φαρμακεία Ancient Greek (grc)
pharmacia Malayalam (mal)
farmacie Old French (fro) Laxative (substance, such as a food or in the form of a medicine which has a laxative effect).
pharmacy English (eng) (countable) A place where prescription drugs are dispensed, a dispensary.. (uncountable) The occupation of a pharmacist.. (uncountable) The science of medicinal substances comprising pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, phytochemistry and forensics.