- 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
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Examples 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
In the revised version the word jacinth is substituted for ligure and amber is given as a marginal rendering for the same.
- Old Testament any of the 12 precious stones used in the breastplates of high priests
C14: from Late Latin ligūrius, from Late Greek ligurion