From Latin naphtha, from Ancient Greek νάφθα, from Old Persian *naftaʰ, probably borrowed or assimilated from Akkadian 𒉌𒆳𒊏 ("petroleum") , from the verb 𒈾𒁀𒂅. The Greek mediation is reflected in the spelling – ‘ph’ and ‘th’ (from ‘φ’ and ‘θ’).
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