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baetyl

[beet-l] /ˈbit l/
noun, Classical Antiquity
1.
a meteorite or stone held sacred or believed to be of divine origin.
Also, baetulus
[bee-chuh-luh s, beet-l-uh s] /ˈbi tʃə ləs, ˈbit l əs/ (Show IPA),
baetylus
[beet-l-uh s] /ˈbit l əs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of baetyl
1850-1855
1850-55; < Latin baetulus < Greek baítȳlos meteoric stone
Related forms
baetylic
[bee-til-ik] /biˈtɪl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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