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Adamant is any especially hard substance, whether diamond, other gem or metal. Both adamant and diamond derive from the Greek word adamas, meaning untameable.

Since diamond is now used exclusively for the hardest gem, adamant has mostly poetic or figurative use. As an increasingly archaic word, it - and its adjectival form adamantine - is especially often seen in fantasy fiction. For instance, in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Galadriel's ring Nenya is also named the "Ring of Adamant".

Adam Adamant Lives was a BBC television series in the 1960s.

The Adamant Music School[?] is a piano school located in the village of Adamant, Vermont[?] just north of Montpelier. The Adamant Press[?] is also located in the village.

The Adamant was an iron barque (sailing ship) that brought immigrants to New Zealand in the late 19th century.

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