ae·​gir·​ite | \ ˈā-gə-ˌrīt, ˈē-jə- \
variants: or less commonly aegirine \ ˈā-​gə-​ˌrēn , ˈē-​jə-​ \ or aegirine-augite
plural aegirites also aegirines or aegirine-augites

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First Known Use of aegirite

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aegirite

aegerite, modification (influenced by -ite) of German aegerin; aegirine from German aegirin, from Aegir, ancient Scandinavian sea god (from Old Norse Ægir) + German -in -ine

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“Aegirite.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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