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sardius

[ sahr-dee-uhs ]
/ ˈsɑr di əs /
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noun

the precious stone, thought to have been a ruby, in the breastplate of the Jewish high priest. Exodus 28:17.

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Origin of sardius

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English sardius, sardeos, sardis, sardius, from Late Latin sardius, from Greek sárdios, sárdios “(stone) of Sardis
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British Dictionary definitions for sardius

sardius
/ (ˈsɑːdɪəs) /

noun

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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