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ligure

ligure


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ligure  \Lig"ure\  (l[i^]g"[-u]r;  277),  n.  [L.  ligurius  Gr 
  ligy`rion,  liggoy`rion,  ligkoy`rion,  lygkoy`rion,  equiv.  to 
  Heb.  leshem.] 
  A  kind  of  precious  stone. 
 
  The  third  row  a  ligure,  an  agate,  and  an  amethyst. 
  --Ex.  xxviii. 
  19. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ligure 
  (Heb.  leshem)  occurs  only  in  Ex  28:19  and  39:12,  as  the  name  of 
  a  stone  in  the  third  row  on  the  high  priest's  breastplate.  Some 
  have  supposed  that  this  stone  was  the  same  as  the  jacinth 
  (q.v.),  others  that  it  was  the  opal.  There  is  now  no  mineral 
  bearing  this  name  The  ligurite"  is  so  named  from  Liguria  in 
  Italy,  where  it  was  found