diapasm


diapasm
\\ˈdīəˌpazəm\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Latin diapasma, from Greek diapasma, from diapassein to sprinkle, from dia- + passein to sprinkle — more at quash
archaic : a perfume of powdered aromatic herbs sometimes made into little balls and strung together

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Diapasm — Di a*pasm, n. [L. diapasma, Gr. ?, fr. ?; dia through + ? to sprinkle: cf. F. diapasme.] Powdered aromatic herbs, sometimes made into little balls and strung together. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diapasm — di·a·pasm …   English syllables


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