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A basalt rock.
 
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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin basaltes, a misspelling of Latin basanites, from Ancient Greek βασανίτης (basanítēs), from βάσανος (básanos, touchstone), from Egyptian bḫn (a hard stone).[1]

   
 
 

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basalt (countable and uncountable, plural basalts)

  1. (mineralogy) A hard mafic igneous rock of varied mineral content; volcanic in origin, it makes up much of the Earth's oceanic crust.
  2. A type of unglazed pottery.

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  1. ^ Beekes (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Ancient Greek 203; Erman & Grapow (1971) Worterbuch der aegyptischen Sprache, 471

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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin basaltes, a misspelling of Latin basanites, from Ancient Greek βασανίτης (basanítēs), from βάσανος (básanos, touchstone), from Egyptian bḫn (a hard stone)

   
 
 

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NounEdit

basalt n (genitive singular basalts, uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A hard rock of varied mineral content; volcanic in origin, it makes up much of the Earth's oceanic crust.

DeclensionEdit

Declension of basalt (singular only)
n3s singular
indefinite definite
nominative basalt basaltið
accusative basalt basaltið
dative basalti basaltinum
genitive basalts basaltsins

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin basaltes, a misspelling of Latin basanites, from Ancient Greek βασανίτης (basanítēs), from βάσανος (básanos, touchstone), from Egyptian bḫn (a hard stone)

   
 
 

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NounEdit

basalt m (genitive singular basailt)

  1. (mineralogy) basalt

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
basalt bhasalt mbasalt
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin basaltes, a misspelling of Latin basanites, from Ancient Greek βασανίτης (basanítēs), from βάσανος (básanos, touchstone), from Egyptian bḫn (a hard stone)

   
 
 

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NounEdit

basalt m (definite singular basalten, indefinite plural basalter, definite plural basaltene)

  1. basalt

Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin basaltes, a misspelling of Latin basanites, from Ancient Greek βασανίτης (basanítēs), from βάσανος (básanos, touchstone), from Egyptian bḫn (a hard stone)

   
 
 

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NounEdit

basalt m (definite singular basalten, indefinite plural basaltar, definite plural basaltane)

  1. basalt