English edit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
 
Orpiment

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English orpyment, from Old French orpiment, from Latin auripigmentum (orpiment), from aurum (gold) + pigmentum (pigment).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

orpiment (countable and uncountable, plural orpiments)

  1. arsenic trisulphide, occurring naturally in crystals or massive deposits, formerly used as a dye or pigment
    • 1997, Thomas Pynchon, chapter 24, in Mason & Dixon, 1st US edition, New York: Henry Holt and Company, →ISBN, part One: Latitudes and Departures, page 242:
      Jeremiah found himself indoors, perfecting his Draftsmanship, bending all day over the work-table, grinding and mixing his own Inks,— siftings and splashes ev'rywhere of King's Yellow, Azure, red Orpiment, Indian lake, Verdigris, Indigo, and Umber.

Derived terms edit

Translations edit

See also edit

Further reading edit

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2024), “Orpiment”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • orpiment”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2024.

Anagrams edit

French edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Noun edit

orpiment m (plural orpiments)

  1. orpiment

Further reading edit

Middle English edit

Noun edit

orpiment

  1. Alternative form of orpyment

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French orpiment.

Noun edit

orpiment n (uncountable)

  1. orpiment

Declension edit