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Spanish Word of the Day: Zafiro

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Zafiro

Léxico relacionado con las piedras preciosas

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 8/16/2009
Word: Zafiro
(za-FI-ro), sustantivo masculino.
English: Sapphire
Etymology: Del latí sapphirus
Meaning: Corindón cristalizado de color azul.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con las piedras preciosas
Example:

Las piedras del racional se descomponían en iris trémulos; las piedras bíblicas, el sordio, el topacio, la verde esmeralda, el jaspe, el zafiro azul y poético, el carbunclo, sol en miniatura, el ligurio, el ágata, la amatista, el crisólito, el ónix y el berilo. Doce piedras, doce tribus.

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