from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See sard.
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- n. sard
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A precious stone, probably a carnelian, one of which was set in Aaron's breastplate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony
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.
It was called "sardius" because obtained from Sardis in Lydia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There were sapphires too on the breastplate of Aaron, you know; sapphire and jacinthe and agate, sardius, topaz, diamond ...
In the first row was a sardius, a topaz, an emerald.
In the first row shall be a sardius stone, and a topaz, and an emerald: