Origin: Greek, Sanskrit

Meaning: from Greek topazos derived from Sanskrit tapas meaning "heat" and "fire", though there's also a story that it was named for a remote island in the Red Sea where it was mined, from Greek topazein meaning "to divine, to locate".

Topaz is the name of a gem as well as usually referring to a yellow-brownish color. It's also the name of a genus of hummingbird.


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