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smaragdine

[ smuh-rag-din ]
/ sməˈræg dɪn /
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adjective
of or relating to emeralds.
emerald-green in color.
noun
Rare. smaragd.
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Origin of smaragdine

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English smaragd, from Latin smaragdīnus, from Greek smarágdinos, equivalent to smáragd(os) emerald + -inos -ine1; probably a borrowing from Sanskrit marakata or Prakrit (any of the languages descended from Sanskrit) maragada-, and related to Akkadian barraqtu and Hebrew bāreqeth “gemstone, emerald”

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