obsidian

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See also: Obsidian and obsidián
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin obsidianus; named after Obsidius, who was, according to Pliny, the Roman who discovered the stone in Aethiopia.

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Noun[edit]

obsidian (usually uncountable, plural obsidians)

  1. (mineralogy) A type of naturally occurring black glass produced by volcanoes.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 130:
      The Neolithic culture from 8000 to 6000 B.C., however, was a brilliant period of the revival of crafts, the transformation of gathering into gardening, the growth of a cross-cultural obsidian trade, and the rise of towns.

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Adjective[edit]

obsidian (comparative more obsidian, superlative most obsidian)

  1. (poetic) black

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

obsidian c or n (singular definite obsidianen or obsidianet, not used in plural form)

  1. obsidian

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French obsidiane, from Latin obsidiana.

Noun[edit]

obsidian n (plural obsidiane)

  1. obsidian

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

obsidian c

  1. obsidian

Declension[edit]

Declension of obsidian 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative obsidian obsidianen obsidianer obsidianerna
Genitive obsidians obsidianens obsidianers obsidianernas