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noun 
  1. A mineral substance made up of small crystals of silica and alumina, that is ductile when moist; the material of pre-fired ceramics.
  2. An earth material with ductile qualities.
  3. (idiom) (Biblical) The material of the human body.
    • 1611. Old Testament, King James Version, Job 10:8-9:
    • : Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about...thou hast made me as the .
    • 1611. Old Testament, King James Version, Isaiah 64:8:
    • : But now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the , and thou art our potter; and we are the work of thy hand.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: klei
  • French: argile
  • German: Lehm , Ton
  • Italian: argilla , creta
  • Spanish: arcilla
Etymology: clíg, clÄ, from Germanic
  • klaijÄ-, from
  • kli- "to stick, cleave", from Indo-European
  • glei- which means to glue, paste, stick together.<ref>Krueger 1982; Merriam-Webster 1974.</ref> Cognate with Dutch klei, German Klei; compare Ancient Greek (polytonic, ), Latin glus, glÅs "glue".



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