Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#124670 - 03/05/04 09:21 PM spagyrist  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
wwh Offline
Carpal Tunnel
wwh  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858
A group of words from Webster 1913:
Could Harry Potter be a spagyrist?

Spagyric, Spagyrical
Spa*gyr"ic (?), Spa*gyr"ic*al (?), a. [LL. sparygicus, fr. Gr. to draw, to separate + to assemble; cf. F. spagirique.] Chemical; alchemical. [Obs.]
Spa*gyr"ic, n. A spagyrist. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
Spag"y*rist (?), n. [Cf. F. spagiriste.]
1. A chemist, esp. one devoted to alchemistic pursuits. [Obs.]

2. One of a sect which arose in the days of alchemy, who sought to discover remedies for disease by chemical means. The spagyrists historically preceded the iatrochemists. Encyc. Brit.

Spahi, Spahee
Spa"hi (?), Spa"hee, n. [Per., Turk., & Hind. sipāhī: cf. F. spahi. See Seroy.]
1. Formerly, one of the Turkish cavalry.

2. An Algerian cavalryman in the French army

#217417 - 07/01/14 09:12 AM Re: spagyrist [Re: wwh]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 287
Bazr Offline
Bazr  Offline

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 287
Victoria, Australia
Could Harry Potter be a spagyrist?

Harry Potter was a wizard. Which could equate to a spagyrist.


(in legends and fairy tales) a man who has magical powers.
synonyms: sorcerer, warlock, male witch, magus, (black) magician, necromancer, occultist, enchanter.

live in the moment
#217422 - 07/01/14 03:48 PM Re: spagyrist [Re: Bazr]  
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,134
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel
LukeJavan8  Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 9,134
Land of the Flat Water
Ah, another friend of Harry!

----please, draw me a sheep----
#217424 - 07/02/14 01:34 AM The Name of the Wind [Re: LukeJavan8]  
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,920
wofahulicodoc Online content
Carpal Tunnel
wofahulicodoc  Online Content
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,920
Worcester, MA

Actually, it's Kvothe who is the spagyrist...

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
DennyBoy, Sammy87, Bentron2000, Santanu, DavidOrigami
9049 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 49 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 9,134
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2018 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.015s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 2.6672 MB (Peak: 2.7594 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-05-25 22:41:58 UTC