jade

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See also: Jade, jáde, jäde, and jadę

English[edit]

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A jadeite ball

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French le jade, error for earlier l'ejade (jade), from Spanish piedra de ijada (flank stone), via Vulgar Latin *iliata from Latin ilia (flank) (Jade was thought to cure pains in the side.).[1]

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jade (usually uncountable, plural jades)

  1. (uncountable) A semiprecious stone either nephrite or jadeite, generally green or white in color, often used for carving figurines.
    • 2012 March 1, Lee A. Groat, “Gemstones”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 128: 
      Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are diamond, ruby and sapphire, emerald and other gem forms of the mineral beryl, chrysoberyl, tanzanite, tsavorite, topaz and jade.
  2. A bright shade of slightly bluish or greyish green, typical of polished jade stones.
    jade colour:    
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jade (not comparable)

  1. Of a grayish shade of green, typical of jade stones.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English, perhaps from Old Norse jalda (mare), which is from Finno-Ugric, related to Mordvin al'd'a.[1].

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jade (plural jades)

  1. A horse too old to be put to work.
  2. A woman, especially in contempt.
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jade (third-person singular simple present jades, present participle jading, simple past and past participle jaded)

  1. To tire, weary or fatigue
    • John Locke
      The mind, once jaded by an attempt above its power, [] checks at any vigorous undertaking ever after.
  2. (obsolete) To treat like a jade; to spurn.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete) To make ridiculous and contemptible.
    • Shakespeare
      I do now fool myself, to let imagination jade me.
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  1. 1.0 1.1 jade” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Danish[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /jaːdə/, [ˈjæːð̩]

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jade c (singular definite jaden, uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) jade

Finnish[edit]

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jade

  1. (mineralogy) jade

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French[edit]

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jade m (plural jades)

  1. jade

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Portuguese[edit]

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jade m (plural jades)

  1. jade (gem)

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jade m (plural jades)

  1. jade