Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A precious stone, probably a carnelian, one of which was set in Aaron's breastplate.

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  • noun mineralogy sard

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek (lithos) sardios, from Greek sardius (stone), variant of sardion, sardius, perhaps from Sardeis, Sardis.]

Examples

  • This little childe was cut of the white vayne of Achates [A] or Onix, and the Eagle of the other vaine of the same stone called sardius which is of black couler of some called Cordeoll, ioyning both in one selfe same stone.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • It was called "sardius" because obtained from Sardis in Lydia.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • And they set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this was the first row.

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row.

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • And they set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this was the first row.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald.

    Scriptures at Your Fingertips

  • This he donned over his robes, and on his breast winked four lines of gems, three across; sardius, topaz and garnet, em­erald, sapphire and diamond; jacinthe, agate and amethyst; beryl, onyx and jasper, each gem inscribed with a name — one each for the Twelve Tribes of the Children of Yisra-el.

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