niobophyllite etymology

English word niobophyllite comes from English Niobe

Detailed word origin of niobophyllite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Niobe English (eng) (Greek Mythology) A daughter of Tantalus, said to have turned into stone while weeping for her children.. (astronomy) 71 Niobe, a main belt asteroid.. A female given name. A crying woman; a woman who is bereaved or inconsolable. [from 16th c.].
niobium English (eng) (countable) A single atom of this element.. A metallic chemical element (symbol Nb) with an atomic number of 41.
niobophyllite English (eng) (mineral) A triclinic brown mineral containing fluorine, hydrogen, iron, manganese, niobium, oxygen, potassium, silicon, sodium, and titanium.

Words with the same origin as niobophyllite

Descendants of Niobe
niobate niobic niobous niocalite