Definition of Catholicon

1. Noun. Hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists.

Exact synonyms: Cure-all, Nostrum, Panacea
Generic synonyms: Curative, Cure, Remedy, Therapeutic
Specialized synonyms: Elixir



Definition of Catholicon

1. n. A remedy for all diseases; a panacea.

Definition of Catholicon

1. Proper noun. an early Latin dictionary, the ''Summa grammaticalis quae vocatur Catholicon'' ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) A supposed universal remedy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catholicon

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catholicon

catholically
catholicate
catholicates
catholicise
catholicism
catholicities
catholicity
catholicize
catholicized
catholicizes
catholicizing
catholickly
catholicly
catholicness
catholicoi
catholicon
catholicons
catholicos
catholicoses
catholics
catholiquely
catholysis
cathood
cathoods
cathouse
cathouses
caths
cation
cation-anion difference
cation-exchange resin

Literary usage of Catholicon

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1. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1890)
"Another English-Latin Dictionary of great value in determining the sense of old English words now obsolete or little used; is the Catholicon ..."

2. A Glossary of Words Used in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield by Sidney Oldall Addy (1888)
"THE AUTHOR OF THE 'Catholicon ANGLICUM.' During the compilation of the glossary I frequently consulted old dictionaries, of which I have a considerable ..."

3. Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and by Henry Hallam (1880)
"They are at least copious : the Catholicon is a volume of great hulk. 1 l. ... The Catholicon, as far as I can judge from a slight inspection of it, ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"See Catholicon Anglicum, p. 28, note 8. The exx. in Arnold occur in what seems to be a list of imports, doubtless from Holland. Palsgrave has: 'hoppes for ..."

5. The Journal of a Disappointed Man by W. N. P. Barbellion, Herbert George Wells (1919)
"A universal catholicon (Bishop Berkeley's tar-water). Mystical numbers (as per above). My father was Sir Thomas Browne and my mother Marie Bashkirtseff. ..."

6. The New English by T[homas] L[aurence] Kington Oliphant (1886)
"In 1483 was compiled the ' Catholicon Anglicum' (Early English Text Society), an English-Latin dictionary; it seems to be due to the North-East of Yorkshire ..."

7. Catalogue of the Stowe Manuscripts in the British Museum by Bertram Ashburnham Ashburnham, Charles O'Conor (1896)
"37. Roman de la Rose : miniatures, borders and initials, cent. 947. miniature, border and initials, late cent. 981. — Catholicon of G. de Balbi : initials, ..."

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