baetyl

[ beet-l ]
/ ˈbit l /

noun Classical Antiquity.

a meteorite or stone held sacred or believed to be of divine origin.
Also bae·tu·lus [bee-chuh-luh s, beet-l-uh s] /ˈbi tʃə ləs, ˈbit l əs/, bae·ty·lus [beet-l-uh s] /ˈbit l əs/.

Origin of baetyl

1850–55; < Latin baetulus < Greek baítȳlos meteoric stone

Related forms

bae·tyl·ic [bee-til-ik] /biˈtɪl ɪk/, adjective
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