basalt

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English[edit]

A basalt rock.
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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin basaltes, a misspelling of Latin basanites, from Ancient Greek βασανίτης (basanítēs), from βάσανος (básanos, touchstone), from Egyptian bḫn (a hard stone).[1]

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Noun[edit]

basalt (countable and uncountable, plural basalts)

  1. (mineralogy) A hard mafic igneous rock of varied mineral content; volcanic in origin, it makes up much of the Earth's oceanic crust.
  2. A type of unglazed pottery.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Ancient Greek 203; Erman & Grapow (1971) Worterbuch der aegyptischen Sprache, 471

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin basaltes, a misspelling of Latin basanites, from Ancient Greek βασανίτης (basanítēs), from βάσανος (básanos, touchstone), from Egyptian bḫn (a hard stone)

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Noun[edit]

basalt n (genitive singular basalts, uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A hard rock of varied mineral content; volcanic in origin, it makes up much of the Earth's oceanic crust.

Declension[edit]

Declension of basalt (singular only)
n3s singular
indefinite definite
nominative basalt basaltið
accusative basalt basaltið
dative basalti basaltinum
genitive basalts basaltsins

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin basaltes, a misspelling of Latin basanites, from Ancient Greek βασανίτης (basanítēs), from βάσανος (básanos, touchstone), from Egyptian bḫn (a hard stone)

b x
n
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Noun[edit]

basalt m (genitive singular basailt)

  1. (mineralogy) basalt

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
basalt bhasalt mbasalt
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin basaltes, a misspelling of Latin basanites, from Ancient Greek βασανίτης (basanítēs), from βάσανος (básanos, touchstone), from Egyptian bḫn (a hard stone)

b x
n
O39

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Noun[edit]

basalt m (definite singular basalten, indefinite plural basalter, definite plural basaltene)

  1. basalt

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin basaltes, a misspelling of Latin basanites, from Ancient Greek βασανίτης (basanítēs), from βάσανος (básanos, touchstone), from Egyptian bḫn (a hard stone)

b x
n
O39

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Noun[edit]

basalt m (definite singular basalten, indefinite plural basaltar, definite plural basaltane)

  1. basalt