crystal etymology

English word crystal comes from Latin crystallum

Detailed word origin of crystal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
crystallum Latin (lat) (by extension) a gem or stone resembling crystal. A crystal. A thing made from crystal.
cristalla Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
criȝstall Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
crystal English (eng) Very clear. (countable) A piece of glimmering, shining mineral resembling ice or glass.. (countable) A solid composed of an array of atoms or molecules possessing long-range order and arranged in a pattern which is periodic in three dimensions.. (uncountable) A fine type of glassware, or the material used to make it.. (uncountable, slang) Crystal meth: methamphetamine hydrochloride.. The [...]

Words with the same origin as crystal

Descendants of crystallum
Crystal City Crystal Falls Crystal Palace anticrystal crystalliferous crystalline crystallite crystallize crystalloid quasicrystal rinneite