sardius

[sahr-dee-uh s]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. sardes,
  2. sardine,
  3. sardinia,
  4. sardinian,
  5. sardis,
  6. sardonic,
  7. sardonic grin,
  8. sardonyx,
  9. sardou,
  10. sardou, victorien

Origin of sardius

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek sárdios (stone) of Sardis

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sardius

noun

Old Testament a precious stone, probably a ruby, set in the breastplate of the high priest
another name for sard

Word Origin for sardius

C14: via Late Latin from Greek sardios, from Sardeis Sardis

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