[sahr-dee-uh s]


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

Origin of sardius

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek sárdios (stone) of Sardis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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