Sardius Sar"di*us, n. [L. sardius, lapis sardinus, Gr. ?, ?, ?. See {Sard}.] A precious stone, probably a carnelian, one of which was set in Aaron's breastplate. --Ex. xxviii. 17. [1913 Webster]

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  • sardius — [sär′dē əs] n. [ME < LL(Ec) < Gr sardios < Sardeis, SARDIS] 1. SARD 2. Bible one of the twelve precious stones in the breastplate of the Jewish high priest: Ex. 28:17 …   English World dictionary

  • sardius — /sahr dee euhs/, n. 1. sard. 2. the precious stone, thought to have been a ruby, in the breastplate of the Jewish high priest. Ex. 28:17. [1350 1400; ME < L < Gk sárdios (stone) of SARDIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • sardius — noun sard …   Wiktionary

  • sardius — n. sard, type of chalcedony having deep orange red color (used in making jewelry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sardius — [ sα:dɪəs] noun a red precious stone mentioned in the Bible (e.g. Exod. 28:17) and in classical writings, probably ruby or carnelian. Origin ME: via late L. from Gk sardios …   English new terms dictionary

  • sardius — n. See sardel …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sardius — sar·di·us …   English syllables

  • sardius — /ˈsadiəs/ (say sahdeeuhs) noun 1. → sard. 2. the precious stone in the breastplate of the Jewish high priest, thought to have been a ruby. {Middle English, from Latin (Vulgate), from Greek sardios (stone) of Sardis, ancient city in western Asia… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sardius —   Kalekio …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • sardius — n. Bibl. etc. a precious stone. Etymology: ME f. LL f. Gk sardios sard …   Useful english dictionary

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