English

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Lapis lazuli (1)

Etymology

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From Middle English lapis lazuli, from Medieval Latin lapis (stone) +‎ lazulī, genitive singular of lazulum (lapis lazuli, azure, the sky), from Arabic لَازُوَرْد (lāzuward, lapis lazuli, azure), from Persian لاجورد (lâjvard). Compare azure, of the same origin.

Pronunciation

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  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌlap.ɪs ˈlaz.jʊ.laɪ/, /ˈlaz.jʊ.li/
  • (General American) enPR: lăp'ĭs lăzʹ(y)ə-lē, lăzʹ(y)ə-lī, lăzhʹə-lē, lăzhʹə-lī, IPA(key): /ˌlæp.ɪs ˈlæz.(j)ə.li/, /ˈlæz.(j)ə.laɪ/, /ˈlæʒ.ə.li/, /ˈlæʒ.ə.laɪ/, /ləˈzu.li/
  • Audio (US):(file)
  • Hyphenation: la‧pis la‧zu‧li

Noun

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lapis lazuli (countable and uncountable, plural lapides lazuli or lapis lazulis)

  1. (mineralogy) A deep-blue stone, used in making jewelry, and traditionally used to make the pigment ultramarine.
    Synonyms: lapis, lazuli, lazurite
    • 1832, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Heath's Book of Beauty, 1833, The Talisman, page 66:
      He saw the amber silk curtains wave to and fro: the middle window was open; in it stood a pillar of lapis lazuli, which supported an alabaster figure, Canova's Dansatrice.
  2. A deep, bright blue, like that of the stone.
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Adjective

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lapis lazuli

  1. Of a deep, bright blue, like that of the stone.
    • 1997, David Foster Wallace, “A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again”, in A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, Kindle edition, Little, Brown Book Group:
      I cannot convey to you the sheer and surreal scale of everything: the towering ship, the ropes, the ties, the anchor, the pier, the vast lapis lazuli dome of the sky.
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Further reading

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Dutch

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English lapis lazuli, from Medieval Latin lapis (stone) and lazulī (of the heavens).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈlaː.pɪs laːˈzu.li/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: la‧pis la‧zu‧li

Noun

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lapis lazuli m (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) lapis lazuli
    Synonyms: azuursteen, lazuursteen

Latin

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Etymology

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lapis + lazulum

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Noun

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lapis lazulī m (genitive lapidis lazulī); third declension

  1. lapis lazuli

Declension

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Third-declension noun with an indeclinable portion.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lapis lazulī lapidēs lazulī
Genitive lapidis lazulī lapidum lazulī
Dative lapidī lazulī lapidibus lazulī
Accusative lapidem lazulī lapidēs lazulī
Ablative lapide lazulī lapidibus lazulī
Vocative lapis lazulī lapidēs lazulī
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Polish

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lapis lazuli

Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Internationalism; compare English lapis lazuli, French lapis-lazuli, German Lapislazuli.

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Noun

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lapis lazuli m inan (indeclinable)

  1. lapis lazuli, lazurite
    Synonym: lazuryt

Further reading

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