5601. sappir
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sappir: a sapphire
Original Word: סַפִּיר
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: sappir
Phonetic Spelling: (sap-peer')
Short Definition: sapphire

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of foreign origin
a sapphire
NASB Translation
lapis lazuli (2), lapis lazuli* (1), sapphire (5), sapphires (3).

סַמִּיר noun [masculine] sapphire, perhaps also lapis lazuli (compare DiExodus 24:10 NowArchaeology i. 131) (Late Hebrew id., and סַמְמִּירִינוֺן; ᵑ7 סַמִּרִינוֺן; ᵑ6 ; loan-word from Sanskrit canipriya according to LagGes. Abh. 72 LewyFremdw. 56 compare Greek σάπφειρος); — absolute ׳ס Exodus 24:10 8t.; pluralסַמִּירִים Isaiah 54:11; Songs 5:14; — with other jewels as ornaments of prince Ezekiel 28:13; in high priest's breastplate Exodus 28:18; Exodus 39:11; found in mines Job 28:6, costly Job 28:16 compare Isaiah 54:11; taking high polish Lamentations 4:7 (in figurative); שֵׁן מְעֻלֶּפֶת סַמִּירִים Songs 5:14 ivory covered with sapphires (in figurative); lapis lazuli, according to Hi BU Du and others in Job 28:6 (עַפְרֹת זָהָב לוֺ being understood of sparkling crystals of iron pyrites in this), but see Di; lapis lazuli may be intended in ׳לִבְנַת הַסּ Exodus 24:10 (J) pavement of sapphire (in theoph.), compare ׳אֶבֶןסֿ Ezekiel 1:26; Ezekiel 10:1.


From caphar; a gem (perhaps used for scratching other substances), probably the sapphire -- sapphire.

see HEBREW caphar

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