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Meaning of "collyrium" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COLLYRIUM

From Latin, from Greek kollurion poultice, eye salve.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COLLYRIUM

collyrium  [kɒˈlɪərɪəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COLLYRIUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Collyrium is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COLLYRIUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Collyrium

In eye care, collyrium is an antique term for a lotion or liquid wash used as a cleanser for the eyes, particularly in diseases of the eye. The word collyrium comes from the Greek κολλύρον, eye-salve. The same name was also given to unguents used for the same purpose, such as unguent of tutty. Lastly, the name was given, though improperly, to some liquid medicines used against venereal diseases. Pre-modern medicine distinguished two kinds of collyriums: the one liquid, the other dry. Liquid collyriums were composed of ophthalmic powders, or waters, such as rose-water, plantain-water, that of fennel, eyebright, etc, in which was dissolved tutty, white vitriol, or some other proper powder. Dry collyriums were pastilles of Rhasis, sugar-candy, iris, tutty prepared and blown into the eye with a little pipe. The Sunan Abu Dawood reports, “Prophet Muhammad said: 'Among the best types of collyrium is antimony for it clears the vision and makes the hair sprout.'” Maimonides mentions the use of this eye salve.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COLLYRIUM


archaebacterium
ˌɑːkɪbækˈtɪərɪəm
bacterium
bækˈtɪərɪəm
cerium
ˈsɪərɪəm
corynebacterium
ˌkɒrənɪbækˈtɪərɪəm
criterium
kraɪˈtɪərɪəm
cyanobacterium
ˌsaɪənəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
desiderium
ˌdɛsɪˈdɪərɪəm
deuterium
djuːˈtɪərɪəm
elaterium
ˌɛləˈtɪərɪəm
eubacterium
ˌju:bækˈtɪərɪəm
imperium
ɪmˈpɪərɪəm
magisterium
ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəm
meitnerium
ˈmaɪtnɪərɪəm
mezereum
mɪˈzɪərɪəm
ministerium
ˌmɪnɪˈstɪərɪəm
mycobacterium
ˌmaɪkəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
nitrobacterium
ˌnaɪtrəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
psalterium
sɔːlˈtɪərɪəm
puerperium
pjʊəˈpɪərɪəm
sericterium
ˌsɛrɪkˈtɪərɪəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COLLYRIUM

colloquist
colloquium
colloquize
colloquy
collotype
collotypic
collotypy
colluctation
collude
colluder
collusion
collusive
collusively
colluvia
colluvial
colluvies
colluvium
colly
collyria
collywobbles

WORDS THAT END LIKE COLLYRIUM

aquarium
atrium
auditorium
barium
crematorium
delirium
emporium
equilibrium
frigidarium
herbarium
honorarium
moratorium
natatorium
natrium
oceanarium
planetarium
sanatorium
solarium
terrarium
yttrium

Synonyms and antonyms of collyrium in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «collyrium» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COLLYRIUM

Find out the translation of collyrium to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of collyrium from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «collyrium» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

洗眼剂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

colirio
570 millions of speakers

English

collyrium
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

collyrium
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قطرة عينية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

глазные капли
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

colírio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কজ্জল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

collyrium
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kollyrium
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Augenwasser
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

洗眼液
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

세안
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kollyrium
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

collyrium
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

collyrium
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॉलीरिअम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

göz damlası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

collirio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

collyrium
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

очні краплі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

colir
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κολλύριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

collyrium
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kollyrium
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

collyrium
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of collyrium

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COLLYRIUM»

The term «collyrium» is normally little used and occupies the 133.866 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COLLYRIUM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about collyrium

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COLLYRIUM»

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A Dictionary of practical Surgery
COLLYRIUM. (from xwXi/w, to restrain, because it steps the inflammation.) An application to the eyes, and generally an eye-water. The following arc some of the most useful collyria. COLLYRIUM AdDI ACETICI. R Aceti Distillati Jj Spiritus Vini ...
Samuel Cooper, 1818
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London Medical and Surgical Journal
... mode of curing newborn infants of syphilis is to exhibit mercurial pill to the mother, or to the infant, in extremely small doses. The first method usually succeeds, and is the safer. T.] As a topical application, in a pommade, ice. A Dry Collyrium.
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Iatro-chemistry of Āyurveda, Rasaśāstra: Based on Āyurveda ...
Snehana or prasSdana type of collyrium is prepared out of drugs having sweet taste mixed with oil, ghee, etc. Jl 1 13 3 ^ II Varieties (On the Basis of Pharmaceutical Processes) Collyrium can be prepared in three different ways, viz ., in tablet ...
Bhagwan Dash, Lalitesh Kashyap, 1994
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The Pocket Formulary and Synopsis of the British and Foreign ...
Collyrium Ammoni^e Acetatis. Ch. Liquid acetate of ammonia f gj, rose water f gvij. Ware. Liquid acetate of ammonia f 3 vj, elder water fgvij. Wardrop. Liquid acetate of ammonia f iij, camphor mixture gvj. Beer adds gr. x of soft extract of opium.
Henry Beasley, 1852
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The Medical formulary
Ch. • Liquid acetate of ammonia f ¿"j, rose water f 3 vij. Ware. Liquid acetate of ammonia f 3vj, elder water f 3 vij . Wardrop. Liquid acetate of ammonia f 3 i j , camphor mixture 5 vj. Beer adds gr. x of soft extract of opium. Collyrium Anodynum.
Henry Beasley, 1856
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The pocket formulary and synposis of the British & foreign ...
Collyrium Ammonia Acetatis. Ch. Liquid acetate of ammonia f gj, rose water f 3 vij . Ware. Liquid acetate of ammonia f3vj, elder water f 3 vij. Wardrop. Liquid acetate of ammonia f ^ij, camphor mixture §vj. Beer adds gr. x of soft extract of opium.
Henry Beasley, 1853
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The Monthly journal of medical science
colour of the preparation; the Cirrhon, from its yellowish tint; Euchron, from its agreeable hue (a colore bono dictum); the collyrium Cygnus, from its white or swan-like hue.l One was termed Aromaticum, from its odour, and so forth. One or other ...
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The American Dispensatory: Containing the Natural, Chemical, ...
COLLYRIUM PLUMBI ACETATIS ET OPII. Collyrium of Opium and Acetat of Lead . Take of Acetat of lead a sentple; Distilled water, half a pint; Tincture of opium, a fluid drachm. Mix. COLLYRIUM ZINCI ACETATIS. Collyrium of Acetat of Zinc.
John Redman Coxe, 1825
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A Comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary: Including the ...
4*y- sarma, Orage ; galangale ; — surma, A collyrium, with which the eye-brows and lashes are tinged, antimony, lead-ore ; name of a village in Persia ; a beverage customary in Turkistan ; — eurma'i isfahdni, Antimony ; — surma ambathtan, ...
Francis Joseph Steingass, 1992
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Monthly Journal of Medical Science
colour of the preparation ; the Cirrhon, from its yellowish tint ; Eu- chron, from its agreeable hue (a colore bono dictum) ; the collyrium Cygnus, from its white or swan-like hue.1 One was termed Aroma- ticum, from its odour, and so forth. One or ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COLLYRIUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term collyrium is used in the context of the following news items.
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Researchers Translate Ancient Greek Recipe for Hangover
Furthermore, the texts contained other ancient Greek remedies such as recipes for collyrium, an eye-cleaning lotion. Another papyrus ... «Greek Reporter, Apr 15»
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Ancient Egyptian Texts contain Hangover Cure and Radical Eye …
One of the eye treatments in an ancient Egyptian text was a concoction called collyrium, which was meant to cure mucosal discharges from the ... «Ancient Origins, Apr 15»
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Governor Quinn Recognizes Illinois' Scripps National Spelling Bee …
Through preliminaries and semifinals Abiad correctly spelled fête, sultana, concinnate, misère, quebrada, collyrium, buñuel and brindisi. «eNews Park Forest, Jun 14»
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Petri: May the spelling odds be ever in your favor
Collyrium. AND TOMORROW NIGHT THE NBA IS BACK ON ESPN! Commercial break! This was clearly on ESPN. The spellers march in, ... «Newsday, Jun 14»
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The 2014 Spelling Bee Retro-Blog
Alia, all smiles, with “collyrium.” ESPN then does an NBA finals promo, and while it looks fine on tv, I can tell you from experience it's so odd ... «Paste Magazine, May 14»
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Suburban spelling bee finalist thankful surprised
She then correctly spelled "quebrada," "collyrium," "buñuelo," and "brindisi" before missing "irbis" to finish in a tie for fifth. Alia tied for 19th place ... «Chicago Tribune, May 14»
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Western Springs teen makes national spelling bee finals
She then correctly spelled "quebrada,""collyrium," "buñuelo," and "brindisi" before missing "irbis" to finish in a tie for fifth. She and Floridian Mary ... «Chicago Tribune, May 14»
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Traditional Practitioners Use Plants To Treat Mental Illness
The treatments he speaks of are in fact potions prepared with plants that his patients have to drink, or to take as a collyrium. Sometimes, they ... «Worldcrunch, Oct 13»
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Sant Namdev Part ii
My Guru has applied the collyrium (lampblack-Kajal) of true wisdom in my eyes, without which my life was like a snake without the Mani (a ... «SpeakingTree, Aug 13»
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The Longest Day Of Sugar Ray: A Boxing Great Becomes A …
The bottle contained an eyewash named Collyrium. He poured a capful, tilted his head back and bathed his right eye, then his left. "You ought ... «Deadspin, Jul 13»

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