L. absinthe, absinthium, common wormwood, lady’s love, old man, old woman, wormwood Absinthium;
from Gr. absinthion, ancient Gr. plantname: The name is sometime said -probably unjustly- to be derived from a-, privative; psinthos, satisfaction: a plant which doesn’ t give satisfection for its bitterness. Other think that the name is of Persian origin.