- the precious stone, thought to have been a ruby, in the breastplate of the Jewish high priest. Ex. 28:17.
Origin of sardius
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek sárdios (stone) of Sardis
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Examples from the Web for sardius
"My sardius alone is worth thy trireme," said Ben Ezra, frankly.Ulric the Jarl
William O. Stoddard
Sister Smith, mother of Sardius and Alma, has told some of the experiences which she passed through during that awful time.
And they set in it four rows of stones: a row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle was the first row.The Bible Story
Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
The name was derived from Sardius, a city of Lydia whence fine carnelians are obtained.
Behold, there was a throne set in heaven, and one sitting on the throne 4:3 that looked like a jasper stone and a sardius.
- Old Testament a precious stone, probably a ruby, set in the breastplate of the high priest
- another name for sard
C14: via Late Latin from Greek sardios, from Sardeis Sardis
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