Emery Definition

ĕmə-rē, ĕmrē
noun
A dark, impure, coarse variety of corundum used for grinding, polishing, etc.
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pronoun

A surname​.

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A male given name, today often transferred back from the surname.
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A female given name used in the 2000s, also associated with the mineral emery.
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A city in South Dakota.
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A town in Utah.

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Origin of Emery

  • From medieval Germanic personal names, either a variant of Amory, from Amalric, Proto-Germanic *amal (“vigor, bravery”) + rīhhi (“ruler”), or of Henry, from Heimrich, from heim (“home”) + rīhhi (“ruler”).

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  • From French émeri, from Old French esmeril, from Late Latin smericulum, from Ancient Greek σμῆρις (smēris, “powder used for polishing”) (alternative spelling: σμύρις (smuris)).

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  • Middle English from Old French emeri, emeril from Late Latin smericulum from Greek smiris

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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