One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A soapstone or other soft mineral used for carving figures, especially in China.
Early 19th century. From ancient Greek ἀγαλματο-, combining form (in e.g. ἀγαλματοποιός sculptor) of ἀγαλματ-, ἄγαλμα statue, image + -lite, after scientific Latin agalmatolithus.
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