maltha


maltha

maltha [mal-thuh] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a liquid bitumen used in ancient times as a mortar or waterproofing agent.
  2. any of various natural mixtures of bituminous hydrocarbons.
  3. a viscous mineral liquid or semiliquid bitumen; a mineral tar.

Origin of maltha 1375–1425; late Middle English malthe Latin Greek máltha, málthē mixed wax and pitch Examples from the Web for maltha Historical Examples of maltha

  • The flow of gas was so heavy that it clogged his drills with maltha and sand, and from then to now the gas has been escaping.

    The New North

    Agnes Deans Cameron

  • Heineccius and others relate that maltha also was employed for seals.

    A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins, Volume I (of 2)

    Johann Beckman

  • This Order is the same as that of Maltha, and is only separated from it since Luther.

    The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume III

    Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz

  • British Dictionary definitions for maltha maltha noun

    1. another name for mineral tar
    2. any of various naturally occurring mixtures of hydrocarbons, such as ozocerite

    Word Origin for maltha C15: via Latin from Greek: a mixture of wax and pitch

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