maltha [mal-thuh] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a liquid bitumen used in ancient times as a mortar or waterproofing agent.
- any of various natural mixtures of bituminous hydrocarbons.
- 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.
Agnes Deans Cameron
Heineccius and others relate that maltha also was employed for seals.
This Order is the same as that of Maltha, and is only separated from it since Luther.
Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
British Dictionary definitions for maltha maltha noun
- another name for mineral tar
- 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