baetylus

baetyl

[beet-l]
noun Classical Antiquity.
a meteorite or stone held sacred or believed to be of divine origin.
Also, baetulus [bee-chuh-luhs, beet-l-uhs] , baetylus [beet-l-uhs] .


Origin:
1850–55; < Latin baetulus < Greek baítȳlos meteoric stone

baetylic [bee-til-ik] , adjective
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