Jasper meaning

jăspər
A type of chert quartz that is usually reddish due to the presence of hematite.
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An opaque cryptocrystalline variety of quartz that may be red, yellow, or brown.
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(bible) A precious stone, probably an opaque green quartz.
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(person, proper) A masculine name: equiv. Fr. Gaspard, Ger. Kasper, Sp. Gaspar.
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A kind of porcelain developed by Wedgwood, having a dull surface in green, blue, etc., with raised designs, usually in white.
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A reddish, brown, or yellow variety of chert. Jasper usually occurs in association with iron ores and contains iron impurities that give it its color.
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(US, slang) A person, a guy, especially seen as naïve or simple.
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(mineralogy) An opaque, impure variety of quartz, of red, yellow, and other dull colors, breaking conchoidally with a smooth surface.
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Jasperware pottery.
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(UK, colloquial) A wasp. (West Country dialects, Somerset County)
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A male given name, an English variant of Caspar.
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One of the Magi, also known as Caspar.
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The part of the Tomcat servlet container that converts JSPs to servlets. See Tomcat.
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Origin of jasper

  • Middle English jaspre from Anglo-Norman from Latin iaspis iaspid- from Greek iaspis from Persian yašm, yašb from Arabic yašb Hebrew yāšəpe perhaps from blend of Akkadian yašpu chalcedony (sense uncertain) Akkadian ašpû jasper (perhaps of Sumerian origin)

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

  • From Old French jaspre, a variant of jaspe (modern French jaspe), from Latin iaspis, from Ancient Greek ἴασπις (iaspis), ultimately (via an oriental language) from Persian یشپ (yašp).

    From Wiktionary

  • From the male personal name Jasper.

    From Wiktionary