ligure

ligure

[lig-yoor]
noun
a precious stone, probably the jacinth. Ex. 28:19.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English ligury < Late Latin ligūrius < Late Greek ligýrion a kind of precious stone

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ligure (ˈlɪɡjʊə)
 
n
Old Testament any of the 12 precious stones used in the breastplates of high priests
 
[C14: from Late Latin ligūrius, from Late Greek ligurion]

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Ligure definition


(Heb. leshem) occurs only in Ex. 28:19 and 39:12, as the name of a stone in the third row on the high priest's breastplate. Some have supposed that this stone was the same as the jacinth (q.v.), others that it was the opal. There is now no mineral bearing this name. The "ligurite" is so named from Liguria in Italy, where it was found.

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