- Bible one of the twelve precious stones in the breastplate of the Jewish high priest: Ex. 28:17
Origin of sardiusMiddle English ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin ; from Classical Greek sardios ; from Sardeis, Sardis
Origin of sardiusMiddle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek (lithos) sardios, from Greek sardius (stone), variant of sardion, sardius, perhaps from Sardeis, Sardis.
- (mineralogy) sard