A piece of beryl ore.
Origin of berylMiddle English and amp; Old French beril ; from Classical Latin beryllus ; from Classical Greek bēryllos, sea-green gem ; from Prakrit veruliya ; from veḷuriya, of Dravidian origin, originally , probably after Vēlūr (now Bēlūr), city in southern India
Origin of Beryl; from beryl, with reference, refer to gems
Origin of berylMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin bēryllus, from Greek bērullos, from bērullion, from Prakrit veruliya, from Pali ve&llowdot;uriya; perhaps akin to Tamil ve&llowdot;iru or vi&llowdot;ar, to whiten, become pale.
(countable and uncountable, plural beryls)
- Of a dull blue colour.
From Old French beril, from Latin bērillus, bēryllus, from Ancient Greek βήρυλλος (bērullos, “beryl”), from Prakrit विरलायते, from Sanskrit वैडूर्य (vaiḍūrya), from Dravidian, probably named after Velur (modern day Belur) in southern India.