diamond etymology

English word diamond comes from Dutch diamant

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Detailed word origin of diamond

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diamant Dutch (nld) (mineral) diamond (substance). (uncountable, printing, dated) The size of type between kwart cicero and parel, equivalent to English brilliant and standardized as 4 point.. A diamond.
diamond English (eng) (printing, dated) The size of type between brilliant and pearl, standardized as 4½-point.