gagate

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See also: gågate

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gagātēs. Doublet of jet.

Noun[edit]

gagate (countable and uncountable, plural gagates)

  1. (obsolete) agate
    • 1655, Thomas Fuller, James Nichols, editor, The Church History of Britain, [], volume (please specify |volume=I to III), new edition, London: [] [James Nichols] for Thomas Tegg and Son, [], published 1837, OCLC 913056315:
      Thus, as Pliny reporteth of the gagate-stone, that, set a-fire, it burneth more fiercely if water be cast on []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “gagate” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

gagate f (plural gagati)

  1. (mineralogy) jet
    Synonym: giaietto

Further reading[edit]

  • gagate in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

gagātē

  1. ablative/vocative singular of gagātēs