Main meanings of sard in English

: sard1Sard2

sard1

noun

mass noun
  • A yellow or brownish-red semi-precious stone consisting of a variety of chalcedony.

    ‘The figure of God resembling jaspar and sard stone, that is, a yellow and red stone matched by the pigments in the painting, sits in Heaven, indicated by the snowflake stars.’
    ‘Both men and women wore sard, and numerous examples of Greek and Etruscan jewelry include stunning specimens of ornately carved sard.’

Origin

Late Middle English from French sarde or Latin sarda, from Greek sardios, probably from Sardō ‘Sardinia’.

Pronunciation

sard

/sɑːd/

Main meanings of Sard in English

: sard1Sard2

Sard2

noun

dated
  • 1mass noun The Sardinian language.

  • 2A Sardinian person.

adjective

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  • Sardinian.

    ‘Luckily, there has been renewed interest in and appreciation of traditional Sard culture and artisanship, which were repressed for so many centuries.’

Pronunciation

Sard

/sɑːd/