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ScriptsΣαπφειρη Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.sə-FIE-rə English

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Σαπφειρη (Sappheire), which was from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli" (ultimately derived from the Hebrew word סַפִּיר (sappir)). Sapphira is a character in Acts in the New Testament who is killed by God for lying.
Other Languages & CulturesSappheire Biblical Greek Saffira Biblical Latin Sapphire English Safira Esperanto


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Entry updated December 8, 2017