marcasite

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Marcasite
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Etymology[edit]

From late Latin marchasita et al., from Arabic مرقشيطا, مرقشيتا, from Classical Syriac or Aramaic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɑːkəsʌɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɑɹ.kə.sɑɪ̯t/, /ˌmɑɹ.kəˈzit/
  • Hyphenation: mar‧ca‧site

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marcasite ‎(countable and uncountable, plural marcasites)

  1. (mineralogy) A type of metallic sulphide, now specifically the orthorhombic form of iron disulphide, FeS2, occurring as yellow crystals and often used in jewellery. [from 15th c.]
    • 1999, Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, translating Paracelsus, Opus Paramirum, in Essential Readings, North Atlantic Books 1999, p. 95:
      If he wants to speak as a physician, however, he must say, this marcasite is the man's disease, hence it will cure him.

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  • marcasite Barthelmy, David (accessed 29 August 2016) Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1]
  • marcasite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016