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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).
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Smaragdine, -yne, -ane, n. [ME and e.m.E. smaragdyn (Wyclif), smaragdine (Gower), smaragden (c1400), L. smaragdinus adj. taken as a noun (see OED).] The emerald. Cf. Smarag(de,n. — c1409-1436 Kingis Q. § 155.
The pantere [= panther], like vnto the smaragdyne
1460 Hay Alex. 11247.
Thare veschell was maist of stanis serpentyne Off cressolit onix and smaragdyne
1460 Hay Alex. 15404.
And als the stanis that callit ar smaragdinis Quhilk oure the laif maist verteous and fyne is
1501 Doug. Pal. Hon. 1916.
War all the buirdis maid of maist riches Of sardanis of jasp and smaragdane
c1520-c1535 Nisbet Rev. iv 3.

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