Word Summary
sappir: a sapphire
Original Word: סַפִּיר
Transliteration: sappir
Phonetic Spelling: (sap-peer')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: a sapphire
Meaning: a gem, the sapphire
Strong's Concordance

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

see HEBREW caphar


H5601. sappir

סַמִּירnoun [masculine] sapphire, perhaps also lapis lazuli (compare DiExodus 24:10 NowArchaeology i. 131) (Late Hebrew id., and סַמְמִּירִינוֺן‎; סַמִּרִינוֺן ᵑ7‎; ᵑ6‎ ; loan-word from Sanskrit canipriya according to LagGes. Abh. 72 LewyFremdw. 56 compare Greek σάπφειρος); — absolute ׳ס24:10 8t.; pluralסַמִּירִיםIsaiah 54:11; Song of Solomon 5:14; — with other jewels as ornaments of prince Ezekiel 28:13; in high priest's breastplate Exodus 28:18; 39:11; found in mines Job 28:6, costly 28:16 compare Isaiah 54:11; taking high polish Lamentations 4:7 (in figurative); סַמִּירִים מְעֻלֶּפֶת שֵׁןSong of Solomon 5:14 ivory covered with sapphires (in figurative); lapis lazuli, according to Hi BU Du and others in Job 28:6 (לוֺ זָהָב עַפְרֹת‎ being understood of sparkling crystals of iron pyrites in this), but see Di; lapis lazuli may be intended in הַסּ ׳לִבְנַתExodus 24:10 (J) pavement of sapphire (in theoph.), compare ׳אֶבֶןסֿEzekiel 1:26; 10:1.