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paɪˈraɪ tiz, pə-, ˈpaɪ raɪtspyrites

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pyritesnoun

    any of various metallic-looking sulfides (of which pyrite is the commonest)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pyritesnoun


    Etymology: from πῦϱ.

    Pyrites contains sulphur, sometimes arsenick, always iron, and sometimes copper. John Woodward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pyrites

    of Pyrite

  2. Pyritesnoun

    a name given to a number of metallic minerals, sulphides of iron, copper, cobalt, nickel, and tin, of a white or yellowish color

  3. Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. , fr. fire. See Pyre.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pyrites

    pir-ī′tēz, n. a term applied to a large class of mineral compounds of metals with sulphur, or with arsenic, or with both—crystalline, hard, generally brittle, and frequently yellow.—adjs. Pyritā′ceous; Pyrit′ic, -al; Pyritif′erous.—v.t. Pyr′itise, to convert into pyrites.—n. Pyritol′ogy, knowledge of pyrites.—adj. Pyr′itous. [L.,—Gr. pyr, fire.]

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  1. stripey

  2. sperity

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyrites in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyrites in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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