smeraldino

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin smaragdīnus.
Surface analysis: smeraldo (emerald) +‎ -ino (-ine, derivational suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zme.ralˈdi.no/
  • Rhymes: -ino
  • Hyphenation: sme‧ral‧dì‧no

Adjective[edit]

smeraldino (feminine smeraldina, masculine plural smeraldini, feminine plural smeraldine)

  1. (archaic) made out of emerald
    • 1946, Louis Charbonneau-Lassay, Il giardino del Cristo ferito, Arkeios, page 190:
      [] , fu mostrato il ricco vaso smeraldino, []
      [] , he was shown the rich emerald vase, []
  2. (dated) emerald green; emerald-like in colour
    • 1903, Giovanni Pascoli, Myricae, Raffaello Giusti (1903), page 86, “Il miracolo”:
      Vedeste l'erba lucido tappeto, ¶ e su le pietre il musco smeraldino; [...]
      You saw the grass as shiny carpet, ¶ and on the stones the emerald-green musk; [...]