Origin of anthraciteClassical Greek anthrakitis, kind of coal ; from anthrax, coal
Origin of anthraciteProbably ultimately from Greek anthrakitis, a kind of coal, from anthrax, anthrak-, charcoal.
- A form of carbonized ancient plants; the hardest and cleanest-burning of all the coals; hard coal.
- A dark grey colour.
From Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀνθρακῖτις (anthrakitis, “a kind of coal”), from ἄνθραξ (anthrax, “charcoal”)