English to Afrikaans Meaning :: alchemy

Alchemy :
- alchemie

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Noun(1) the way two individuals relate to each other(2) a pseudoscientific forerunner of chemistry in medieval times

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(1) The very greatest pianists possess, by some alchemy which combines technique with some unknown elements, a personal sound which is easily recognizable.(2) The 43-year-old, mentored by Sir Alex Ferguson, has achieved an unlikely alchemy .(3) finding the person who's right for you requires a very subtle alchemy(4) As Shakespeare, in Julius Caesar, reminded us, the evil that men do lives after them, and, try as we might, we cannot always find the alchemy to make the painful consequences of that evil go away.(5) Although it had led to the discovery of alcohol and the mineral acids, historians of chemistry view alchemy in general as fraudulent.(6) But it would be a mistake to dismiss this as an event of no significance involving a couple of maverick Tory MPs. For a strange alchemy has been wrought within the ranks of British conservatism.(7) These resources have shown more resistance to time and, although the alchemy may seem difficult, its results are richer.(8) In addition, the authors offer the psychology of miracles, alchemy , ESP, Nazi occultism, Gnosticism and UFOs as instruments of alternative belief in modern times.(9) But it no more belongs in a biology class than alchemy belongs in a chemistry class, phlogiston in a physics class or the stork theory in a sex education class.(10) The Goddess also figures prominently in alchemy in its concern with primal matter, the primal matrix from which all else may be transmuted.(11) Treatises on mathematics, music, astronomy, alchemy , medicine, jurisprudence, as well as studies on Athenian judicial terminology and on the topography of Athens. [5.](12) In fact, we now know that Newton was in many ways a Renaissance man, working in theology, prophecy, and alchemy , as well as mathematics, optics, and physics.(13) The idea of transmutation through alchemy was one that was taken quite seriously and Dee was granted special rights far beyond someone of his standing.(14) Now, Gilles was a practitioner of alchemy and attempted to find the infamous philosopher's [philosophers] stone.(15) Green Magick uses more trees and plants, while Red Magick uses alchemy and astrology for its references.(16) A further compilation of ancient texts concerning astrology, magic and alchemy was the Hermetica, written in Alexandria around 100 AD.
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(1) alchemy ::
1. chemistry ::
2. magic ::
3. sorcery ::
4. witchcraft ::
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