One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A rare mineral of the trigonal system consisting of beryllium silicate, Be₂SiO₄, and occurring as colourless or white scales and prisms.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine. From German Phenakit from ancient Greek ϕένακ-, ϕέναξ cheat (of uncertain origin: see note) + German -it, so called on account of its having been mistaken for quartz.
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