sardius

sardius

[sahr-dee-uhs]
noun
1.
2.
the precious stone, thought to have been a ruby, in the breastplate of the Jewish high priest. Ex. 28:17.

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

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sard or sardius (sɑːd, ˈsɑːdɪəs)
 
n
Also called: sardine an orange, red, or brown variety of chalcedony, used as a gemstone. Formula: SiO2
 
[C14: from Latin sarda, from Greek sardios stone from Sardis]
 
sardius or sardius
 
n
 
[C14: from Latin sarda, from Greek sardios stone from Sardis]

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

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