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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).
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Smarag(de, Smaragdus, n. [ME and e.m.E. smaragde (a1272), smaradge (1567), OF smaragde (c1150 in Wartburg), L. smaragdus.] The emerald. Also transf. —(a) c1520-c1535 Nisbet Rev. xxi 19.
The first fonndment, iaspis; … the ferd, smaragdus
(b) 1533 Boece 430.
This goldin apill … powderit with precios stanys … the smarag iacynct [etc.]
transf. a1568 Scott i 220.
Cherie maist chaist, … Smaill sweit smaragde, smelling but smit of smot

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