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Topaze

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From Grek "topazion" for a type of gemstone, probably after Sanskrit "tapas", fire alluding to the brillance of gem-quality material. A further possible derivation is from Topazios, the Grek name for the island of Zabargad, in the Red Sea, which may have been on trade routes.
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* Wallerius J.G. (1747), Mineralogia, eller mineralriket (Stockholm), 117.
* Am. Min. (1971), 56, 24.

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