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A sapphire

English

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Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈsæf.aɪ.ə(ɹ)/, SAMPA: /"s{f.aI.@(r)/
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Noun

Singular
sapphire

Plural
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sapphire ({{{1}}})
  1. a clear deep blue variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone.
  2. a white, yellow, or purple variety of corundum, either clear or translucent.
  3. a deep blue colour.
    sapphire colour:   
  4. a type of South American hummingbird.
    The blue-chinned sapphire can be found many parts of South America, depending on season.

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

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Positive
sapphire

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. of a deep blue colour.

Translations

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Latin

Noun

sapphīre f.

  1. vocative singular of sapphirus#Latin

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