Origin: ME jaspre < MFr < L iaspis < Gr, a green precious stone, prob. akin to Heb yāšpeh
Origin: OFr Jaspar < ?
See jasper in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English jaspre
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman
Origin: , from Latin iaspis, iaspid-
Origin: , from Greek iaspis
Origin: , from Persian yašm, yašb
Origin: , from Arabic yašb
Origin: ; akin to Hebrew yāšəpe
Origin: , perhaps from blend of Akkadian yašpu, chalcedony (sense uncertain)
Origin: and Akkadian ašpû, jasper (perhaps of Sumerian origin).
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