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Kema

The books containing the secrets of the genii, who, infatuated with love, revealed the marvels of nature to men, and were banished out of heaven. According to some etymologists, the word chemistry is derived from this word. (Zozime Panopolite.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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