Sardius meaning

särdē-əs
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(bible) One of the twelve precious stones in the breastplate of the Jewish high priest: Ex. 28:17
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(mineralogy) Sard.
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Origin of sardius

  • Middle English from Old English from Late Latin from Greek (lithos) sardios from Greek sardius (stone) variant of sardion sardius perhaps from Sardeis Sardis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition