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[sahr-dis] /ˈsɑr dɪs/
an ancient city in W Asia Minor: the capital of ancient Lydia.
Also, Sardes
[sahr-deez] /ˈsɑr diz/ (Show IPA)
Also called Tarne.
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[sahr-dee-uh n] /ˈsɑr di ən/ (Show IPA),
noun, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • Then, marching southward, he took the cities of Sardis and Ephesus without striking another blow.

    The Story of the Greeks H. A. Guerber
  • It is the 'few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments.'

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • In gratitude Crœsus invited him to Sardis, led him into the treasure-chamber, and allowed him to take as much gold as he pleased.

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

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
  • But as soon as it was night he turned his army again upon Sardis, and attacked the city unexpectedly.

  • I wish to have Oretes, the governor of Sardis, brought to me, dead or alive.

    Darius the Great Jacob Abbott
  • On the day that Margaret left Sardis, Roland began his preparations for descending the shaft.

    The Great Stone of Sardis Frank R. Stockton
  • They brought this sister with them to Sardis when Darius was there.

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

    Biblical Geography and History Charles Foster Kent
  • They had now come 93 days' march from Ephesus, or 90 from Sardis.

British Dictionary definitions for Sardis


an ancient city of W Asia Minor: capital of Lydia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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