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beryl


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beryl  \Ber"yl\  (b[e^]r"[i^]l),  n.  [F.  b['e]ryl,  OF  beril,  L. 
  beryllus  Gr  bh`ryllos,  prob.  fr  Skr.  vai[dsdot][=u]rya. 
  Cf  {Brilliant}.]  (Min.) 
  A  mineral  of  great  hardness,  and  when  transparent,  of  much 
  beauty.  It  occurs  in  hexagonal  prisms,  commonly  of  a  green  or 
  bluish  green  color,  but  also  yellow,  pink,  and  white.  It  is  a 
  silicate  of  aluminium  and  glucinum  (beryllium).  The 
  {aquamarine}  is  a  transparent,  sea-green  variety  used  as  a 
  gem.  The  {emerald}  is  another  variety  highly  prized  in 
  jewelry,  and  distinguished  by  its  deep  color,  which  is 
  probably  due  to  the  presence  of  a  little  oxide  of  chromium. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beryl 
  n  :  the  chief  source  of  beryllium;  colored  transparent  varieties 
  are  valued  as  gems 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Beryl,  UT 
  Zip  code(s):  84714 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Beryl 
  the  rendering  in  the  Authorized  Version  of  the  Hebrew  word 
  _tarshish_,  a  precious  stone;  probably  so  called  as  being 
  brought  from  Tarshish.  It  was  one  of  the  stones  on  the 
  breastplate  of  the  high  priest  (Ex.  28:20;  R.V.  marg., 
  "chalcedony;"  39:13).  The  colour  of  the  wheels  in  Ezekiel's 
  vision  was  as  the  colour  of  a  beryl  stone  (1:16;  10:9;  R.V., 
  "stone  of  Tarshish").  It  is  mentioned  in  Cant.  5:14;  Dan.  10:6; 
  Rev.  21:20.  In  Ezek.  28:13  the  LXX.  render  the  word  by 
  "chrysolite,"  which  the  Jewish  historian  Josephus  regards  as  its 
  proper  translation.  This  also  is  the  rendering  given  in  the 
  Authorized  Version  in  the  margin.  That  was  a  gold-coloured  gem, 
  the  topaz  of  ancient  authors. 
 




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