lapis infernalis
Infernal In*fer"nal, a. [F. infernal, L. infernalis, fr. infernus that which lies beneath, the lower. See {Inferior}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to or suitable for the lower regions, inhabited, according to the ancients, by the dead; pertaining to Pluto's realm of the dead, the Tartarus of the ancients. [1913 Webster]

The Elysian fields, the infernal monarchy. --Garth. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to, resembling, or inhabiting, hell; suitable for hell, or to the character of the inhabitants of hell; hellish; diabolical; as, infernal spirits, or conduct. [1913 Webster]

The instruments or abettors in such infernal dealings. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{Infernal machine}, a machine or apparatus maliciously designed to explode, and destroy life or property.

{Infernal stone} ({lapis infernalis}), lunar caustic; formerly so called. The name was also applied to caustic potash.

Syn: Tartarean; Stygian; hellish; devilish; diabolical; satanic; fiendish; malicious. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lapis infernalis — Lapis La pis, n.; pl. {Lapides}. [L.] A stone. [1913 Webster] {Lapis calaminaris}n. [NL.] (Min.) Calamine. {Lapis infernalis}n. [L.] Fused nitrate of silver; lunar caustic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lapis Infernalis — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Silbernitrat Andere Namen Salpetersaures Silber Silbersalpeter Höllenstein Lapis Infer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lapis — La pis, n.; pl. {Lapides}. [L.] A stone. [1913 Webster] {Lapis calaminaris}n. [NL.] (Min.) Calamine. {Lapis infernalis}n. [L.] Fused nitrate of silver; lunar caustic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lapis calaminaris — Lapis La pis, n.; pl. {Lapides}. [L.] A stone. [1913 Webster] {Lapis calaminaris}n. [NL.] (Min.) Calamine. {Lapis infernalis}n. [L.] Fused nitrate of silver; lunar caustic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lapis — Das Wort Lapis (lateinisch) bedeutet „Stein“ und bezeichnet insbesondere: Lapislazuli, ein Mineral Lapis philosophorum, den Stein der Weisen Lapis Niger (schwarzer Stein), eine quadratische Fläche aus schwarzen Marmorplatten auf dem Forum Romanum …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Infernālis lapis — (lat.), Höllenstein …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Infernālis lapis — (lat.), Höllenstein …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lapis — (lat), 1) Stein; L. acerōsus, so v.w. Ährenstein. L. aētītes (L. aquĭlae), Schaliger Thoneisenstein. L. belemnītes, s. Belemniten. L. bezoardĭcus, Bezoarstein, s.u. Bezoar 1). L. bononiensis, Bologneserstein L. calamināris, Galmei. L. caustĭcus… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lapis — (lat.), der Stein; L. albanus, Peperin (s. Basalte, S. 415); L. bezoardicus, Bezoarstein; L. calaminaris, Galmei; L. cancrorum, Krebsauge; L. causticus (chirurgorum), geschmolzenes und in Stengel gegossenes Ätzkali; L. divinus s. ophthalmicus,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lapis — (lat.), Stein; L. caustĭcus, Ätzkali; L. divīnus, Augenstein; L. infernālis, Höllenstein; L. Lazŭli, Lasurstein; L. philosophĭcus, Stein der Weisen; L. solāris, Bologneser Spat; L. speculāris, Marienglas (s. Gips) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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