American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A precious stone of ancient Israel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Some precious stone. The word is used in the authorized version of the Old Testament to translate leshem, the Hebrew name of one of the twelve precious stones set in the breast-plate of the Jewish high priest (Ex. xxviii. 19, xxxix. 12). The ligure has been identified by some with the jacinth, but by others with the opal or with the tourmalin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of precious stone.
- Middle English liguri, from Late Latin ligūrius, from Greek ligūrion, diminutive of ligūros, a precious stone. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And the third row, a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.”
“And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.”
“What about the precious jewel in the saint's ear -- the oriental amethyst, the ninth jewel in the high priest's breast-plate, as mentioned in Exodus, 'and the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst'?”
“Bibliografia: Sul terremoto ligure del 23 febbraio 1887.”
“It has been supposed to designate the same stone as the ligure (Heb. leshem) mentioned in Ex. 28: 19 as the first stone of the third row in the high priest's breast-plate.”
“Yes; but what is the ligure or ligurite?" asked Durtal.”
“He calls the nightingale _sirena de'boschi_, gunpowder _l'irreparabil fulmine terreno_, Columbus _il ligure Argonauta_, Galileo _il novello”
“The first of the third row was a ligure, then an amethyst, and the third an agate, being the ninth of the whole number.”
“Pesce alla ligure is a whole fish cooked with rosemary, Taggia olives and olive oil.”
““Tracce di letteratura ligure (1617 – 1650) nelle carte napoletane dell’Archivio Dorio d’Angri.””
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