Term: methionine (Met M)
Literally meaning: “pertaining to methyl and sulfur”
Origin: Anc Greek
μέθη/methy(=drunkenness) + ύλη/hely (= trunk, wood)
+θείο/thio(=pertaining to god as it was used in worship)
Methionine, although had discovered in 1922 by JH Muller, was named 6 years later by Barger and Coyne as a suitable contraction for γ-methiol-α-aminobutyric acid.