Definition of automolite
: a variety of gahnite
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Origin and Etymology of automolite
Swedish automolit, from Greek automolos deserter (from aut- + -molos, from molein to come, go, from aorist infinitive of blōskein) + Swedish -it -ite; akin to Middle Irish mell hill, Slovenian moliti to stretch out, Albanian mal mountain and perhaps to Sanskrit mani pearl; basic meaning: coming forth, going up
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