sardius

[sahr-dee-uh s]

Origin of sardius

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

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

Word Origin for sardius

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