baetyl

noun
bae·​tyl | \ ˈbētᵊl \
variants: or baetulus \ ˈbēchələs \ or baetylus \ ˈbētᵊləs \
plural baetyls\ -​ᵊlz \ or baetuli\ -​chəˌlī \ or baetyli\ -​tᵊlˌī \

Definition of baetyl

: a roughly shaped stone (such as a meteorite) held sacred or worshipped as of divine origin

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Other Words from baetyl

baetylic \ (ˈ)bē¦tilik \ adjective

First Known Use of baetyl

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baetyl

Latin baetulus, from Greek baitylos, a sacred meteorite

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“Baetyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baetyl. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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