Origin of emeryFrench émeri from Old French emeril from Italian smeriglio from Medieval Greek smeri, for Classical Greek smyris, emery from Indo-European base an unverified form smer-, smear
A fine-grained impure corundum used for grinding and polishing.
Origin of emeryMiddle English from Old French emeri, emeril from Late Latin smericulum from Greek smuris, smiris perhaps akin to smēn to wipe, cleanse ( of unknown origin ) or to Hebrew šāmîr a kind of very hard substance (possibly corundum)
From French émeri, from Old French esmeril, from Late Latin smericulum, from Ancient Greek σμῆρις (smēris, “powder used for polishing”) (alternative spelling: σμύρις (smuris)).
- Other minerals are emery, limestone and quartz.
- In emery, magnetite in a granular form is largely associated with the corundum; and in certain kinds of mica magnetite occurs as thin dendritic enclosures.
- The empire is rich in minerals, including gold, silver, lead, copper, iron, coal, mercury, borax, emery, zinc; and only capital is needed for successful exploitation.
- The concessions are to be for 99 years with the exception of chrome, emery, boracite and other minerals found only in the form of deposits, which may be granted for not less than 40 years or more than 99 years.
- Now Bernadotte Emery walker, sc.