See also: Basalt

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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 [script needed](bḫn, a hard stone)[1]

   
 
 

NounEdit

basalt ‎(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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From Latin basaltes, a misspelling of Latin basanites, from Ancient Greek βασανίτης(basanítēs), from βάσανος(básanos, touchstone), from Egyptian

 
 
         
 

bauhan 'slate'.

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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.

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n3s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative basalt basaltið
Accusative basalt basaltið
Dative basalti basaltinum
Genitive basalts basaltsins

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

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

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