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sardius

[sahr-dee-uh s] /ˈsɑr di əs/
noun
1.
sard.
2.
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
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek sárdios (stone) of Sardis
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sardius

/ˈsɑːdɪəs/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a precious stone, probably a ruby, set in the breastplate of the high priest
2.
another name for sard
Word Origin
C14: via Late Latin from Greek sardios, from Sardeis Sardis
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