Beryline

beryl

[ber-uhl]
noun
a mineral, beryllium aluminum silicate, Be 3 Al 2 Si 6 O 18 , usually green, but also blue, rose, white, and golden, and both opaque and transparent, the latter variety including the gems emerald and aquamarine: the principal ore of beryllium.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English beril (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin bērillus, Latin bēryllus < Greek bḗryllos

beryline [ber-uh-lin, -lahyn] , adjective
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beryl (ˈbɛrɪl)
 
n
a white, blue, yellow, green, or pink mineral, found in coarse granites and igneous rocks. It is a source of beryllium and is sometimes used as a gemstone; the green variety is emerald, the blue is aquamarine. Composition: beryllium aluminium silicate. Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18. Crystal structure: hexagonal
 
[C13: from Old French, from Latin bēryllus, from Greek bērullos, of Indic origin]
 
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adj

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beryl
"hard, lustrous mineral," c.1300, from O.Fr. beryl (12c., Mod.Fr. béryl), from L. beryllus, from Gk. beryllos, from Prakrit veruliya, from Skt. vaidurya-, of Dravidian origin, perhaps from the city of Velur (modern Belur) in southern India. M.L. berillus also was applied to crystal and to eyeglasses
(the first spectacle lenses may have been made of beryl), hence Ger. Brille "spectacles," from M.H.G. berille "beryl," and Fr. besicles (pl.) "spectacles," altered from O.Fr. bericle.
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beryl   (běr'əl)  Pronunciation Key 
A usually green or bluish-green hexagonal mineral occurring as transparent to translucent prisms in igneous and metamorphic rocks. Transparent varieties, such as emeralds and aquamarine, are valued as gems. Beryl is the main source of the element beryllium. Chemical formula: Be3Al2Si6O18.
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Beryl definition


the rendering in the Authorized Version of the Hebrew word _tarshish_, a precious stone; probably so called as being brought from Tarshish. It was one of the stones on the breastplate of the high priest (Ex. 28:20; R.V. marg., "chalcedony;" 39:13). The colour of the wheels in Ezekiel's vision was as the colour of a beryl stone (1:16; 10:9; R.V., "stone of Tarshish"). It is mentioned in Cant. 5:14; Dan. 10:6; Rev. 21:20. In Ezek. 28:13 the LXX. render the word by "chrysolite," which the Jewish historian Josephus regards as its proper translation. This also is the rendering given in the Authorized Version in the margin. That was a gold-coloured gem, the topaz of ancient authors.

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