scoria

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin scōria, from Ancient Greek σκωρία (skōría), from σκῶρ (skôr, dung).

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Noun[edit]

scoria (plural scorias or scoriae)

  1. The slag or dross that remains after the smelting of metal from an ore. [from 14th c.]
  2. (geology) Rough masses of rock formed by solidified lava, and which can be found around a volcano's crater. [from 18th c.]
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 10:
      An excellent guidebook by Drs Kilburn and McGuire of University College London reveals that these unpromising pieces of debris are scoria and lithic fragments of the March 1944 eruption.

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References[edit]

  • Encarta Dictionary

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin scoria.

Noun[edit]

scoria f (plural scorie)

  1. slag
  2. scoria
  3. waste

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σκωρία (skōría), from σκῶρ (skôr).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scōria f (genitive scōriae); first declension

  1. slag, dross, scoria

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative scōria scōriae
genitive scōriae scōriārum
dative scōriae scōriīs
accusative scōriam scōriās
ablative scōriā scōriīs
vocative scōria scōriae

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