adamant etymology

English word adamant comes from Ancient Greek ἀ-, Ancient Greek δαμάζω

Detailed word origin of adamant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἀ- Ancient Greek (grc)
δαμάζω Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀδάμας Ancient Greek (grc)
adamantis Latin (lat)
*adimas Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
aïmant Old French (fro)
adamantem Latin (lat)
adamant English (eng) (of an object) Similar to the adamant; very difficult to break, pierce, or cut.. Firm; unshakeable; unyielding; determined. A magnet; a lodestone.. An embodiment of impregnable hardness.. An imaginary rock or mineral of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness.

Words with the same origin as adamant

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