A red precious stone mentioned in the Bible (e.g. Exodus 28:17) and in classical writings, probably ruby or carnelian.
More example sentences
- 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.
- In the first chapter I discuss what the tribe of Reuben and the sardius stone symbolize.
late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek sardios.
Definition of sardius in:
- The US English dictionary