beryl

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See also: béryl and Beryl

English[edit]

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Beryl (1)

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Middle English beryl, from Old French beril, from Latin bērillus, bēryllus, from Ancient Greek βήρυλλος (bḗrullos, beryl), from Prakrit, from Sanskrit वैडूर्य (vaiḍūrya).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛɹ.əl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹəl

Noun[edit]

beryl (countable and uncountable, plural beryls)

  1. (uncountable, mineralogy) A mineral of pegmatite deposits, often used as a gemstone.
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume III, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 21345056, page 57:
      The sunset had been magnificent, and the Thames was floating in dark radiance; the waves wearing that transparent clearness, which gives more the idea of melted beryl, than aught else: every little circle in the water had that trembling light which characterises precious stones.
    • 2012 March 1, Lee A. Groat, “Gemstones”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 128:
      Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are diamond, ruby and sapphire, emerald and other gem forms of the mineral beryl, chrysoberyl, tanzanite, tsavorite, topaz and jade.
  2. (countable) An example (a stone) of the mineral beryl.
    The crown was set with six beryls of excellent size and color.
  3. (uncountable) A dull blueish green colour.
    beryl:  

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Adjective[edit]

beryl (not comparable)

  1. Of a dull bluish green colour.

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Cornish[edit]

Noun[edit]

beryl

  1. Soft mutation of peryl.

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

beryl m

  1. beryl

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Further reading[edit]

  • beryl in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • beryl in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

beryl c (singular definite beryllen, plural indefinite beryller)

  1. beryl (the mineral and examples of the mineral)

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /beːril/
  • Hyphenation: be‧ryl
  • Rhymes: -il

Noun[edit]

beryl n (uncountable)

  1. Superseded spelling of beril.

Noun[edit]

beryl m (plural beryllen)

  1. Superseded spelling of beril.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French beril, from Latin bērillus, bēryllus (beryl), from Ancient Greek βήρυλλος (bḗrullos), from Prakrit (compare Sanskrit वैडूर्य (vaiḍūrya)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɛˈriːl/, /bɛˈril/, /ˈbɛril/

Noun[edit]

beryl

  1. beryl (gemstone of pegmatite)
  2. (figuratively, rare) Jesus or the Virgin Mary.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: beryl

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Polish beryl, from French béryl, from Latin bēryllus, from Ancient Greek βήρυλλος (bḗrullos).

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Chemical element
Be
Previous: lit (Li)
Next: bor (B)

beryl m inan

  1. (uncountable) beryllium (chemical element)
  2. (mineralogy, uncountable) beryl (a mineral of pegmatite deposits)
  3. (colloquial, firearms, countable) FB Beryl

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adjective
noun

Further reading[edit]

  • beryl in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • beryl in Polish dictionaries at PWN