Origin: Fr < Sp (piedra de) ijada, (stone of) the side, loin < VL *iliata < L ilia, pl. of ileum (see ileum): from the notion that it cured pains in the side
Origin: ME, prob. via Anglo-Fr < ON jalda, a mare < Finn
See jade in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French (le) jade, (the) jade
Origin: , alteration of (l')ejade
Origin: , from Spanish (piedra de) ijada, flank (stone) (from the belief that it cured renal colic)
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *īliāta
Origin: , from Latin īlia
Origin: , pl. of īlium, flank.
verb jad·ed, jad·ing, jades verb, transitive
Origin: From Middle English iade, cart-horse, nag
Origin: ; akin to Swedish dialectal jälda, mare
Origin: , possibly of Finno-Ugric origin.
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