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  1. an ancient city in W Asia Minor: the capital of ancient Lydia.
Also Sar·des [sahr-deez] /ˈsɑr diz/.
Also called Tarne.
Related formsSar·di·an [sahr-dee-uh n] /ˈsɑr di ən/, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for sardis

Historical Examples

  • But Agesilaus was as good as his word, and at once invaded the district of Sardis.



  • The twelfth satrapy, known as the satrapy of Sardis, or of Lydia.

  • It is the 'few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments.'

  • The feeling in Sardis against him is strong, and they are hardly willing to do him justice.

    The Red Acorn

    John McElroy

  • He doant find the klime-it here as healthy as it is in Sardis.

    The Red Acorn

    John McElroy

British Dictionary definitions for sardis


Sardes (ˈsɑːdiːz)

  1. an ancient city of W Asia Minor: capital of Lydia
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