alcoholo-, alcohol-, alcoho-
(Arabic > Latin: alcohol, originally an "essence or very fine powder")
A finely pulverized antimony ore or metallic powder used for painting the eyelids that is related to Hebrew kahal.
The term comes from Arabic al-kuhl which is from al-, "the" and kohl or kuhl, "antimony sulfide".
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
O God! that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains.
Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
2. A reaction in which a chemical bond is broken by the addition of alcohol.
Latin: (no equivalent)
Various spellings: Hygeia, Hygea, Hygia; personification of health and healthy. We now have the derived word hygiene, the science of health, pertaining to health, healthful, living well; the science that deals with the upkeep of health; system of principles or rules for preserving and/or promoting health.
At a grave in a cemetery, two women are visiting. One woman says, "I understand he was a workaholic." The other woman responds, "He was . . . but, he drank at home, too."
3. Etymology: coined from work with the second element abstracted from alcoholic.
This provides us with the old Rodney Dangerfield joke: "My old man was a workaholic and every time he thought about work, he got drunk."
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Related "alcohol" information: Alcohol, Its Origins and Alcohol and Brain Alterations.