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ˈsɑr dɪs; -dizsardis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sardisnoun

    an ancient Greek city located in the western part of what is now modern Turkey; as the capital of Lydia it was the cultural center of Asia Minor; destroyed by Tamerlane in 1402


  1. Sardisnoun

    the ancient capital of Lydia in western Asia Minor

  2. Etymology: From Σάρδεις.


  1. Sardis

    Sardis () or Sardes (; Lydian:


  1. sardis

    Sardis generally refers to an ancient city located in modern-day Turkey. It was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia and was an important commercial and cultural center in the ancient world. Sardis is known for its rich history, architectural ruins, and archaeological discoveries.


  1. Sardis

    Sardis or Sardes was an ancient city at the location of modern Sart in Turkey's Manisa Province. Sardis was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia, one of the important cities of the Persian Empire, the seat of a proconsul under the Roman Empire, and the metropolis of the province Lydia in later Roman and Byzantine times. As one of the Seven churches of Asia, it was addressed by the author of the Book of Revelation in terms which seem to imply that its population was notoriously soft and fainthearted. Its importance was due, first to its military strength, secondly to its situation on an important highway leading from the interior to the Aegean coast, and thirdly to its commanding the wide and fertile plain of the Hermus.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sardis

    capital of ancient Lydia, in Asia Minor, at the foot of Mount Tmolus, celebrated for its wealth, its trade, and luxury, through the market-place of which the river Pactolus flowed with its sands of gold.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sardis

    Anciently the capital of Lydia, in Asia Minor, stood at the foot of Mount Tmolus, now called Bozdag, about 50 miles northeast from Smyrna; the citadel on a steep rock was almost impregnable, being fortified by three walls. It was thus enabled to hold out when the lower town was taken by the Cimmerians in the reign of Ardys. During the Ionian revolt, 501 B.C., the insurgents, aided by the Athenians, took the city. It was taken by the Turks in the 11th century, and suffered a severe blow from Tamerlane, who almost entirely destroyed it about 200 years later.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sardis is ranked #121590 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sardis surname appeared 142 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sardis.

    59.8% or 85 total occurrences were White.
    17.6% or 25 total occurrences were Black.
    15.4% or 22 total occurrences were Asian.
    5.6% or 8 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sardis in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sardis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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