alabaster etymology

English word alabaster comes from Ancient Greek ἀλάβαστρον, Ancient Greek ἀλάβαστος

Detailed word origin of alabaster

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἀλάβαστρον Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀλάβαστος Ancient Greek (grc)
ἀλάβαστρος Ancient Greek (grc)
alabaster Latin (lat) A box, tapering to a point at the top, for perfumes or unguents.
aubastre Old French (fro)
alabaster English (eng) (historical) A variety of calcite, translucent and sometimes banded.. A fine-grained white or lightly-tinted variety of gypsum, used ornamentally. Made of alabaster. Resembling alabaster: white, pale, translucent.

Words with the same origin as alabaster

Descendants of ἀλάβαστρον
alabastron alley ally