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Meaning of "orpiment" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ORPIMENT

Via Old French from Latin auripigmentum gold pigment.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ORPIMENT

orpiment  [ˈɔːpɪmənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORPIMENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Orpiment is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ORPIMENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

orpiment

Orpiment

Orpiment is a deep orange-yellow colored arsenic sulfide mineral with formula As2S3. It is found in volcanic fumaroles, low temperature hydrothermal veins, and hot springs and is formed both by sublimation and as a byproduct of the decay of another arsenic mineral, realgar. It takes its name from the Latin auripigmentum because of its deep-yellow color.

Definition of orpiment in the English dictionary

The definition of orpiment in the dictionary is a yellow mineral consisting of arsenic trisulphide in monoclinic crystalline form occurring in association with realgar: it is an ore of arsenic. Formula: As2S3.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORPIMENT


accompaniment
əˈkʌmpənɪmənt
complement
ˈkɒmplɪmənt
compliment
ˈkɒmplɪmənt
deployment
dɪˈplɔɪmənt
dissepiment
dɪˈsɛpɪmənt
element
ˈɛlɪmənt
embodiment
ɪmˈbɒdɪmənt
employment
ɪmˈplɔɪmənt
enjoyment
ɪnˈdʒɔɪmənt
experiment
ɪkˈspɛrɪmənt
implement
ˈɪmplɪmənt
increment
ˈɪnkrɪmənt
payment
ˈpeɪmənt
regiment
ˈrɛdʒɪmənt
repayment
rɪˈpeɪmənt
sediment
ˈsɛdɪmənt
sentiment
ˈsɛntɪmənt
sepiment
ˈsepɪmənt
supplement
ˈsʌplɪmənt
unemployment
ˌʌnɪmˈplɔɪmənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORPIMENT

orphan
orphanage
orphanhood
orphanism
orpharion
Orphean
orpheoreon
Orpheus
Orpheus in the Underworld
Orphic
orphically
Orphism
Orphistic
orphrey
orphreyed
orpin
orpine
Orpington
Orr
orra

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORPIMENT

advertisement
animal experiment
condiment
control experiment
detriment
disembodiment
habiliment
impediment
left-handed compliment
liniment
merriment
muniment
nutriment
parachute regiment
pediment
piment
presentiment
raiment
ressentiment
rudiment
speech impediment

Synonyms and antonyms of orpiment in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «orpiment» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ORPIMENT

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Translator English - Chinese

雌黄
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

orpimento
570 millions of speakers

English

orpiment
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

orpiment
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

orpiment
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

аурипигмента
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

orpiment
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হরিতাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

orpiment
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Orpiment
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

orpiment
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

石黄
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

황 화석
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Orpiment
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

orpiment
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆர்பிமண்ட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Orpiment
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

orpiment
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

orpiment
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

orpiment
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

аурипігменту
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

orpiment
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κίτρινη βαφή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

orpiment
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

orpiment
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

orpiment
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of orpiment

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORPIMENT»

The term «orpiment» is normally little used and occupies the 119.218 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORPIMENT» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORPIMENT»

Discover the use of orpiment in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to orpiment and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology
instance of orpiment with yellow ochre. She also notes the presence of orpiment on the papyrus fragments from the shrine of the royal statue (BM EA74100), and on the limestone head of Nefertiti from the sculptor's workshop (Berlin AM21300).
Paul T. Nicholson, Ian Shaw, 2000
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Pigment Compendium
OROPIMENTE Yellow Synonym, variant or common name The term oropimente is to be found in Spanish treatises (see Veliz, 1986), being intermediate between the original Latin auripigmentum and the modern term orpiment (q.v.). Orpiment ...
Nicholas Eastaugh, Valentine Walsh, Tracey Chaplin, 2008
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Pigment Compendium: A Dictionary and Optical Microscopy of ...
OROPIMENTE Yellow Synonym, variant or common name The term oropimente is to be found in Spanish treatises (see Veliz, 1986), being intermediate between the original Latin auripigmentum and the modern term orpiment (q.v.). Orpiment ...
Valentine Walsh, Tracey Chaplin, 2008
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Pigment Compendium: Optical Microscopy of Historical Pigments
crystals of orpiment. particles of orpiment. 4 P0333: XPL/40 //H. The field of view in Fig. 1 under crossed polars. of orpiment. 6 P0332: PPL/100/H. Fine- to medium -grained angular particles 7 P0011: PPL. Bladed crystal of orpiment. 8 P0011: ...
Nicholas Eastaugh, Valentine Walsh, Tracey Chaplin, 2013
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A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts
But on heating senious acid & these substances together in a retort, &c, we obtain for a oxigenisgivej long time nothing but sulphurous acid : it is not till this gas out. nearly ceases to come over, that orpiment or realgar is formed. It may be said ...
‎1808
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Eighteen Books of the Secrets of Art & Nature: Being the ...
Of the Secret: of Orpiment. Chap.'rz. To fidHime Orpiment. First grind your Orpiment assmall as you can, and put it intoa Glazed earthen Pot, and pour in Oyl , that it may swim above no less then nine Inches, alwayes stirting it with a stick,* thar it ...
Johann Jacob Wecker, R. Read, 1660
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A Dictionary of Practical and Theoretical Chemistry: With ...
But hi re I speak of the experiments, however, which I have made with them, I ought to quote what prof Proust say s of orpiment in the Journal tie Physique, vol. xiix. pp. 411,412: particularly as I am perfectly of his opinion respecting the nature  ...
William Nicholson, 1808
8
Geochemistry of Strata Bound Deposits in China
Higher S34 S values are also observed in realgar than in orpiment in coexisting realgar-orpiment pairs ( Table 18-17) , probably indicating equili - brium of sulfur isotopes . Some correlations can be Table 18-17 Sulfur isotopic compositions of ...
Guangchi Tu, 1996
9
A history of the materia medica: containing descriptions of ...
As those Substances, properly called Zarnichs, in which Orpimcnt is sometimes lodged, are not received in the Materia Medica, unless by Error under the Name of Orpiment, it is not necessary to mention them here, any farther than just to ...
John Hill, Thomas Longman ((Londres)), L. Hawes ((Londres)), 1751
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Is Arsenic an Aphrodisiac?: The Sociochemistry of an Element
We have seen that the Chinese used yellow arsenic sulfide, orpiment, to cover writing blemishes because it was the same colour as the paper (Section 1.1). Its use as a pigment in its own right developed once civilisations began to decorate  ...
William R. Cullen, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORPIMENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term orpiment is used in the context of the following news items.
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7 Gross Medieval Beauty Tips Because The Sticky, The Smelly, And …
One hair removal remedy advised women to combine red orpiment (a mineral), gum of ivy, ants' eggs, and vinegar, then rub it on the areas where you want to ... «Bustle, Jun 15»
2
All that glitters
When the last layer is smooth, the yellow pigment from orpiment (arsenic sulfide) is mixed with gum arabic and imbedded in the case, which is ... «The Nation, May 15»
3
These fairy tales are backed by science
... a Dr. Knapp brought along two arsenic eaters who ate 400 and 300 milligrams of arsenic trioxide and orpiment (arsenic sulfide), respectively, ... «The Week Magazine, Apr 15»
4
5 Weird Old Beauty Tricks I'm Very Glad Don't Exist Anymore
In order permanently to remove hair. Take ants' eggs, red orpiment, and gum of ivy, mix with vinegar, and rub the areas. Pleasant! «Bustle, Mar 15»
5
Myriad hues of heritage
The artists earlier used Red Ochre and Cinnabar (red), Lamp Black (black), conch shell (white) and Orpiment (yellow) to colour the different ... «Times of India, Jan 15»
6
Pharaohs and the first prescriptions
A treatment for a cough (remedy 326), contains orpiment, bitumen, s'm (an unknown ingredient) and fat. Instructions are to heat seven stones on a fire, place the ... «The Pharmaceutical Journal, Jan 15»
7
People diary: Holy Moses... or how the 'Exodus' cast were …
... Egyptian colouring agents, such as lapis lazuli, malachite (green), orpiment (yellow), cinnabar (bright red) and smalt (blue-coloured glass). «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 14»
8
Brilliant Light
The older names gave one a sense of antiquity and alchemy: corundum and galena, orpiment and realgar. (Orpiment and realgar, two arsenic ... «The New Yorker, Aug 14»
9
American Jews Speak English, but Our Sacred Texts Are in Hebrew
Nor can you use just any ink in writing a Megilla: The Mishna lists several substances that are forbidden, including samma, orpiment, and ... «Tablet Magazine, Aug 14»
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'Toy Story That Time Forgot' Is A 1980′s Nostalgia Bomb That You …
A new toy joins the Toy Story gang for the journey — Angel Kitty, a cute kitty christmas orpiment with a halo above her head. The screened 9 ... «/FILM, Jul 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Orpiment [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/orpiment>. Nov 2019 ».
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