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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sard, sardine, sardiusnoun

    a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony


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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sardel, Sardine Stone, Sardiusnoun

    A sort of precious stone.

    He that sat was to look upon, like a jasper and a sardine stone. Rev. iv. 3.

    Thou shalt set in it four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius. Ex. xxviii. 17.


  1. sardius

    Carnelian (also spelled cornelian) is a brownish-red mineral commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. Similar to carnelian is sard, which is generally harder and darker (the difference is not rigidly defined, and the two names are often used interchangeably). Both carnelian and sard are varieties of the silica mineral chalcedony colored by impurities of iron oxide. The color can vary greatly, ranging from pale orange to an intense almost-black coloration. Significant localities include Yanacodo (Peru); Ratnapura (Sri Lanka); and Thailand. It has been found in Indonesia, Brazil, India, Russia (Siberia), and Germany.


  1. sardius

    Sardius is a type of gemstone, also known as carnelian, that is usually reddish-brown in color. It was considered one of the most precious in ancient times and is often mentioned in biblical and classical writings. Its name is derived from Sardis, a city in Asia Minor, which was known for its jewelry production.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sardiusnoun

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

  2. Etymology: [L. sardius, lapis sardinus, Gr. , , . See Sard.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sardius in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sardius in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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