mineral

diamond – Developed from adamant—the name of the hardest stone or mineral of ancient times—from Latin adamans, from Greek adamas, "invincible" (a-, "not," and daman, "to tame"). More…

Formica – Got its name from being created as a substitute "for mica," a mineral. More…

mineral – Etymologically "something obtained by mining," from Latin minera, "ore." More…

snow – Technically a mineral, it is Teutonic in origin, from an Indo-European root shared by the Latin words niv-/nix and Greek nipha; the spelling snow first appeared in English around 1200. More…



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