MEANING: noun:
1. A shiny yellow mineral of iron disulfide. Also known as iron pyrites or fool’s gold.
2. Something that appears valuable but is worthless.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin pyrites (flint), from Greek pyrites lithos (stone of fire, flint), from its shiny surface and its use for starting fire. Earliest documented use: 1475.

𝑝𝑝 RITE - a very hush-hush solemn formalized procedure

PAY RITE - withholding taxes and other regular deductions

PYX RITE - a procedure whereby coins at the mint are measured against a standard of know weight and fineness