sardonyx

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Noun[edit]

sardonyx (plural sardonyxes)

  1. A gemstone having bands of red sard; a variety of onyx or chalcedony.
    • Bible, Revelations xxi. 20
      The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
    • 1980, Colin Thubron, Seafarers: The Venetians, page 40:
      The large chalice at right is carved from a single chunk of sardonyx, a kind of onyx. Its gilded rim and base are decorated with tiny enamels depicting a host of popular saints, including Nicephorus (farthest left on rim), a Ninth Century patriarch and opponent of a religious movement to destroy icons.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sardonyx n (genitive sardonychis); third declension

  1. sardonyx

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sardonyx sardonychēs
genitive sardonychis sardonychum
dative sardonychī sardonychibus
accusative sardonychem sardonychēs
ablative sardonyche sardonychibus
vocative sardonyx sardonychēs