[ lig-yoor ]
/ ˈlɪg yʊər /
a precious stone, probably the jacinth. Exodus 28:19.
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Origin of ligure
First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English ligury, lugre, from Late Latin ligūrius, from Greek ligýrion a kind of precious stone
Words nearby ligure
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Example sentences from the Web for ligure
The first of the third row was a ligure, then an amethyst, and the third an agate, being the ninth of the whole number.The Antiquities of the Jews|Flavius Josephus
In the revised version the word jacinth is substituted for ligure and amber is given as a marginal rendering for the same.
British Dictionary definitions for ligure
/ (ˈlɪɡjʊə) /
Old Testament any of the 12 precious stones used in the breastplates of high priests
Word Origin for ligure
C14: from Late Latin ligūrius, from Late Greek ligurion
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