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smaragd

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noun sma·ragd \smə-ˈragd, ˈsma-ˌragd\

Definition of smaragd

  1. :  emerald

sma·rag·dine play \smə-ˈrag-dən, ˈsma-rəg-ˌdīn\ adjective


Origin of smaragd

Middle English smaragde, from Latin smaragdus, from Greek smaragdos, of Semitic origin; akin to Akkadian barraqtu gemstone


First Known Use: 13th century


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