flint vs granitic what difference

what is difference between flint and granitic

English

Etymology

From Middle English flynt, flint, from Old English flint, from Proto-Germanic *flintaz (compare Middle Dutch vlint, Old High German flins, Danish flint), from Proto-Indo-European *splind- (to split, cleave) (compare Irish slinn (slate, shingle), Ancient Greek πλίνθος (plínthos)), from *(s)plei- (to split). More at split.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /flɪnt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪnt
  • Homophones: Flint, Flynt

Noun

flint (countable and uncountable, plural flints)

  1. A hard, fine-grained quartz that fractures conchoidally and generates sparks when struck against a material such as steel, because tiny chips of the steel are heated to incandescence and burn in air.
  2. A piece of flint, such as a gunflint, used to produce a spark by striking it with a firestriker.
  3. A small cylinder of some other material of the same function in a cigarette lighter, etc.
  4. A type of maize/corn with a hard outer hull.
  5. (figuratively) Anything figuratively hard.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • chert
  • ferrocerium

Verb

flint (third-person singular simple present flints, present participle flinting, simple past and past participle flinted)

  1. (transitive) To furnish or decorate an object with flint.

Further reading

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2021), “Flint”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • “flint”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

Middle English

Noun

flint

  1. Alternative form of flynt

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /flʲint/

Noun

flint f

  1. genitive plural of flinta

Swedish

Etymology 1

Clipping of flintskalle.

Noun

flint c

  1. a bald head

Declension

Etymology 2

Clipping of flintskallig.

Adjective

flint (comparative mer flint, superlative mest flint)

  1. (colloquial) bald
    Synonyms: (colloquial) flintis, flintskallig

Declension


English

Etymology

granite +‎ -ic

Adjective

granitic (comparative more granitic, superlative most granitic)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or containing granite.

Translations

Anagrams

  • angritic

Romanian

Etymology

From French granitique

Adjective

granitic m or n (feminine singular granitică, masculine plural granitici, feminine and neuter plural granitice)

  1. granitic

Declension


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