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See also: Opal, opál, ópal, òpal, and opał

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Banded opal, a variety of opal (1)

EtymologyEdit

In Florio’s A World of Words 1598 as opale, from French opale, from Latin opalus, from Byzantine Greek ὀπάλλιος (opállios), from Sanskrit उपल (upala, gem, stone), from उपरि (upári, the upper millstone).[1].

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opal (plural opals)

  1. (mineralogy) A mineral consisting, like quartz, of silica, but inferior to quartz in hardness and specific gravity, of the chemical formula SiO2·nH2O.
    • 2012 March 1, Lee A. Groat, “Gemstones”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 128:
      Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are […] . (Common gem materials not addressed in this article include amber, amethyst, chalcedony, garnet, lazurite, malachite, opals, peridot, rhodonite, spinel, tourmaline, turquoise and zircon.)
  2. (biology, genetics, biochemistry) A colloquial name used in molecular biology referring to a particular stop codon sequence, "UGA."
  3. Any of various lycaenid butterflies of the genus Nesolycaena.

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Further readingEdit

  • Opal” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[2], 1997–.
  • opal”, in Mindat.org[3], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.
  1. ^ Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988

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EtymologyEdit

From English opal, from French opale, from Latin opalus, from Byzantine Greek ὀπάλλιος (opállios), from Sanskrit उपल (upala, gem, stone), from उपरि (upári, the upper millstone).

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  • Hyphenation: o‧pal

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opal

  1. (mineralogy) opal

PolishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔ.pal/
  • (file)

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opal m inan

  1. (mineralogy) opal
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opal

  1. second-person singular imperative of opalić

Further readingEdit

  • opal in Polish dictionaries at PWN