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sapphire

noun uk   /ˈsæf.aɪər/  us   /-aɪr/
[C or U] a precious stone, usually bright blue, that is often used in jewellery: a ring with a large sapphire a sapphire ring/bracelet [U] (also sapphire blue) bright blue
sapphire
adjective uk   us   (also sapphire blue)
a sapphire sea
Translations of “sapphire”
in Arabic صَفير (حَجَر كَريم)…
in Korean 청옥, 사파이어…
in Malaysian batu nilam…
in French (de) saphir…
in Turkish safir, gök yakut…
in Italian zaffiro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 藍寶石, 寶石藍色(的),天藍色(的)…
in Russian сапфир…
in Polish szafir…
in Vietnamese ngọc bích…
in Spanish zafiro…
in Portuguese safira…
in Thai พลอยสีน้ำเงินเข้ม…
in German der Saphir, Saphir……
in Catalan safir…
in Japanese サファイア…
in Indonesian safir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蓝宝石, 宝石蓝色(的),天蓝色(的)…
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