[lig-yoo r]


a precious stone, probably the jacinth. Ex. 28:19.

Origin of ligure

1275–1325; Middle English ligury < Late Latin ligūrius < Late Greek ligýrion a kind of precious stone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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