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Onyx

Onyx is the name of a gemstone, a type of chalcedony with alternating  parallel bands, as well as used to refer to a jet-black color. It comes from Latin onyx via Ancient Greek ónux (claw, nail, fingernail) deriving from a PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Onix (English, Spanish)
  • Ónix (Spanish)

 

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