[ smuh-rag-din ]

  1. of or relating to emeralds.

  2. emerald-green in color.

  1. Rare. smaragd.

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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