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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: safir, from Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew sappir, from Sanskrit sanipriya 'dear to the planet Saturn'

sapphire

noun
     
Related topics: Jewellery, Geology
sap‧phire [uncountable and countable]
DCJHEG a transparent bright blue jewel

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