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Who named alcohol?

Who named alcohol?

Renown 14th century alchemist, theologian and member of the Franciscan order – Ramon Llull (aka “Doctor Illuminatus”) is the first credited with creating the word – alcohol.

Is the word alcohol Arabic?

"Alcohol is a word that you will not find in dictionaries of Classical Arabic. In the final analysis, however, this word is of Arabic origin. It is derived from the Arabic al-kuhl, which means 'kohl'. In the meaning "essence of wine, spirit," the word later returned to the Arabs and became al-kuhul, Guth explains.