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Sardis

[sahr-dis] /ˈsɑr dɪs/
noun
1.
an ancient city in W Asia Minor: the capital of ancient Lydia.
Also, Sardes
[sahr-deez] /ˈsɑr diz/ (Show IPA)
.
Also called Tarne.
Related forms
Sardian
[sahr-dee-uh n] /ˈsɑr di ən/ (Show IPA),
noun, adjective
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  • Then, marching southward, he took the cities of Sardis and Ephesus without striking another blow.

    The Story of the Greeks H. A. Guerber
  • But Agesilaus was as good as his word, and at once invaded the district of Sardis.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • In gratitude Crœsus invited him to Sardis, led him into the treasure-chamber, and allowed him to take as much gold as he pleased.

  • It is the 'few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments.'

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • But as soon as it was night he turned his army again upon Sardis, and attacked the city unexpectedly.

  • He doant find the klime-it here as healthy as it is in Sardis.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
  • On the day that Margaret left Sardis, Roland began his preparations for descending the shaft.

    The Great Stone of Sardis Frank R. Stockton
  • I wish to have Oretes, the governor of Sardis, brought to me, dead or alive.

    Darius the Great Jacob Abbott
  • The old overland route continued eastward through Philadelphia and Sardis.

    Biblical Geography and History Charles Foster Kent
  • They brought this sister with them to Sardis when Darius was there.

    Darius the Great Jacob Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for Sardis

Sardis

/ˈsɑːdɪs/
noun
1.
an ancient city of W Asia Minor: capital of Lydia
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Sardis in the Bible

the metropolis of Lydia in Asia Minor. It stood on the river Pactolus, at the foot of mount Tmolus. Here was one of the seven Asiatic churches (Rev. 3:1-6). It is now a ruin called Sert-Kalessi.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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