Meaning of sardius in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɑːdɪəs/


  • A red precious stone mentioned in the Bible (e.g. Exodus 28:17) and in classical writings, probably ruby or carnelian.

    ‘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.