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sap·phire

(săf′īr′)
n.
1. A clear hard variety of corundum used as a gemstone that is usually blue but may be any color except red.
2. A corundum gem.
3. The blue color of a gem sapphire.
adj.
1. Made of or resembling a gem sapphire.
2. Having the color of a blue sapphire.
3. Of or relating to a 65th anniversary.

[Middle English saphir, from Old French safir, from Latin sapphīrus, from Greek sappheiros, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew sappîr, a precious stone.]

sapphire

(ˈsæfaɪə)
n
1. (Minerals)
a. any precious corundum gemstone that is not red, esp the highly valued transparent blue variety. A synthetic form is used in electronics and precision apparatus. Formula: Al2O3
b. (as modifier): a sapphire ring.
2. (Colours)
a. the blue colour of sapphire
b. (as adjective): sapphire eyes.
[C13 safir, from Old French, from Latin sapphīrus, from Greek sappheiros, perhaps from Hebrew sappīr, ultimately perhaps from Sanskrit śanipriya, literally: beloved of the planet Saturn, from śani Saturn + priya beloved]

sap•phire

(ˈsæf aɪər)

n.
1. any gem variety of corundum other than the ruby, esp. one of the blue varieties.
2. a gem of this kind.
3. the deep blue color of this gem.
adj.
4. deep blue.
[1225–75; Middle English safir < Old French < Latin sapphīrus < Greek sáppheiros, probably < Semitic (compare Hebrew sappīr]

sap·phire

(săf′īr′)
Any of several fairly pure forms of the mineral corundum, especially a blue form valued as a gem.

sapphire

- From Greek sappheiros, "lapis lazuli" or "blue stone."
See also related terms for lapis lazuli.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sapphire - a precious transparent stone of rich blue corundum valued as a gemstonesapphire - a precious transparent stone of rich blue corundum valued as a gemstone
corundom, corundum - very hard mineral used as an abrasive
star sapphire - a sapphire that when cut shows a starlike figure in reflected light because of its crystalline structure
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
2.sapphire - a transparent piece of sapphire that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
jewel, precious stone, gem - a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
3.sapphire - a light shade of blue
blue, blueness - blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue"
Adj.1.sapphire - of something having the color of a blue sapphire; "sapphire eyes"
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
حَجَر كَريم لازَوَرْديياقُوتٌ أَزْرَق
safír
safir
Saphirsaphirblausaphiren
safiiri
safir
zafír
safír
サファイア
사파이어
safyras
safīrs
zafírzafírový
safir
ไพลินสีน้ำเงินหรือสีฟ้าเข้ม
ngọc bích

sapphire

[ˈsæfaɪəʳ]
A. Nzafiro m
B. CPD [ring, necklace] → de zafiro
sapphire blue Nazul m zafiro
sapphire (blue) sky Ncielo m azul zafiro

sapphire

[ˈsæfaɪər]
nsaphir m
modif [ring, pendant] → de saphir

sapphire

nSaphir m; (= colour)Saphirblau nt
adjSaphir-; (liter) skystrahlend blau; sapphire ringSaphirring m

sapphire

[ˈsæfaɪəʳ]
1. nzaffiro
2. adj (necklace) → di zaffiri; (colour) → blu zaffiro inv

sapphire

(ˈsӕfaiə) noun
a kind of dark-blue precious stone. a gold brooch set with a sapphire; (also adjective) a sapphire ring.

sapphire

ياقُوتٌ أَزْرَق safír safir Saphir ζαφείρι zafiro safiiri saphir safir zaffiro サファイア 사파이어 saffier safir szafir safira сапфир safir ไพลินสีน้ำเงินหรือสีฟ้าเข้ม safir ngọc bích 蓝宝石
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