Obsidian Meaning In English

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

English

Obsidian is a gemstone that has a meaning and properties of purifying the energy. It has been believed that it can clean all the negative energy of the owner. Obsidian is mainly used for a mental good-luck charm. If you want to have stronger mind, please try this gemstone. The translation into English of Natural History by Pliny the Elder of Rome includes a few sentences about a volcanic glass called obsidian (lapis obsidianus), discovered in Ethiopia by Obsidius, a Roman explorer. Obsidian is formed from quickly cooled lava, which is the parent material. What does obsidian mean? A usually black or banded, hard volcanic glass that displays shiny, curved surfaces when fractured and is formed by rapi. Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. It is produced when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools rapidly with minimum crystal growth.

What Does Obsidian Mean

  • noun A usually black or banded, hard volcanic glass that displays shiny, curved surfaces when fractured and is formed by rapid cooling of lava.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A volcanic rock, in a vitreous condition, and closely resembling ordinary bottle-glass in appearance and texture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun(Min.) A kind of glass produced by volcanoes. It is usually of a black color, and opaque, except in thin splinters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • nounmineralogy a type of black glass produced by volcanos
  • adjectivepoeticblack

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun acid or granitic glass formed by the rapid cooling of lava without crystallization; usually dark, but transparent in thin pieces

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin obsidiānus, misreading of obsiānus (lapis), Obsian (stone), obsidian, after Obsius, a Roman who supposedly discovered it or a similar mineral.]

Examples

  • Glass in the form of a volcanic residue such as obsidian is found in nature.

  • Although most obsidian is black, a variety of colors can be found in the vast deposits of Jalisco, Mexico.

  • Although most obsidian is black, a variety of colors can be found in the vast deposits of Jalisco.

  • In this area of Jalisco, the typical country-workshop approach to shaping obsidian is dangerous.

  • Although most obsidian is black, a variety of colors can be found in the vast deposits of Jalisco, Mexico.

  • Although most obsidian is black, a variety of colors can be found in the vast deposits of Jalisco, Mexico.

  • Esparza explained to us that the colors in obsidian come from traces of different minerals embedded in it.

  • Esparza explained to us that the colors in obsidian come from traces of different minerals embedded in it.

  • I confess that I, too, had very little interest in obsidian until the day I walked into Don Eleno's obsidian workshop in the sleepy village of Navajas, located 30 kilometers southwest of Guadalajara.

  • I confess that I, too, had very little interest in obsidian until the day I walked into Don Eleno's obsidian workshop in the sleepy village of Navajas, located 30 kilometers southwest of Guadalajara.

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A usually black or banded, hard volcanic glass that displays shiny, curved surfaces when fractured and is formed by rapid cooling of lava.
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(mineralogy) A type of black glass produced by volcanoes.
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A hard, usually dark-colored or black volcanic glass with conchoidal fracture, often used as a gem.
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A shiny, usually black, volcanic glass. Obsidian forms above ground from lava that is similar in composition to the magma from which granite forms underground, but cools so quickly that minerals do not have a chance to form within it.

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  • Latin obsidiānusmisreading ofobsiānus (lapis)Obsian (stone), obsidianafter Obsius, a Roman who supposedly discovered it or a similar mineral
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition