In terms, chem (TR:14) (LH:1) (TL:15), from the Egyptian keme, “fertile soil”, from the hieroglyph "km.t", meaning ‘black’, refers to the fertile black soil left on the banks of the Nile River, following the annual 150-day Nile River flood, which comes from the material components carried down from Ethiopian mounts with the waters of the melting snow.
Chem, keme (Egyptian), or ham- (Hebrew), is the root of words such as: chemistry (chem-istry), from the Muslim alchemy (al-chem-ie), or “the black art”, the name of Egyptian chemistry, bio-chem-istry, physical chemistry, biochemical thermodynamics, etc., along with names such as: Abraham (Ab-ra-ham) and Brahma (B-ra-hma), the Hebrew suffix -ham pronounced “chem” and the Hindu suffix -hma, a different pronunciation, but same religio-mythology etymology, namely: the Heliopolis creation myth, predominately.
The following are related quotes:
- “The word ‘chemistry’ seems to be of Egyptian origin, and to have been originally equivalent to our phrase natural philosophy in its most extensive sense.”
- — Thomas Thomson (1820), A System of Chemistry (pg. 3)
- Chem – Hmolpedia 2020.