mineral etymology

English word mineral comes from Latin minera (Mine (explosive).)

Detailed word origin of mineral

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
minera Latin (lat) Mine (explosive).
minerale Malayalam (mal)
minéral French (fra) Mineral Mineral.
mineral Old French (fro)
mineral Middle English (enm)
mineral English (eng) (British) Mineral water.. (Ireland, South Africa, informal) A soft drink, particularly a single serve bottle or can.. (geology) Any naturally occurring inorganic material that has a (more or less) definite chemical composition and characteristic physical properties.. (nutrition) Any inorganic element that is essential to nutrition; a dietary mineral.. (obsolete) A mine or mineral deposit.. [...]