Talk:Kamacite

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Plagiarism[edit]

This article seems to contain parts cribbed verbatim from somewhere else that don't make sense in their context here. I just removed a reference to a nonexistent "figure 4" (still in the version linked above). There's also what looks like an unmarked heading at the start of section "Uses": "7.1. Use to date and infer formation conditions of meteorites". Unfortunately I haven't been able to identify their source - all text searches on Google hit Wikipedia or its mirrors. Hairy Dude (talk) 13:17, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Kamask[edit]

I am not sure that the word "kamask" appears in Ancient Greek. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.26.1.146 (talkcontribs) 13:17, 28 July 2015‎

It would have been breaking phonetic laws in Greek. It has no nominative singular suffix. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.26.1.146 (talkcontribs) 13:24, 28 July 2015‎
The Greek word "aktina" might be used for the English "beam".— Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.26.1.146 (talkcontribs) 13:26, 28 July 2015‎
OED has this to say about the etymology of "kamacite":

Etymology: < German kamacit (Reichenbach, 1861), < Greek κάμαξ, καμακ- , vine-pole: see -ite suffix1.

So the given meaning is incorrect, the romanization is wrong (should be kamaks-), the Greek itself is missing, and it's missing the trailing hyphen that clarifies that it's a root, not a whole word. I'll correct the article to take account of this. Hairy Dude (talk) 12:19, 27 August 2015 (UTC)