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sardius

[ sahr-dee-uh s ]
/ ˈsɑr di əs /
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noun

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

Nearby words

sardes, sardine, sardinia, sardinian, sardis, sardius, sardonic, sardonic grin, sardonyx, sardou, sardou, victorien

Origin of sardius

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

/ (ˈsɑːdɪəs) /

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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