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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