Definitions for jacinthˈdʒeɪ sɪnθ, ˈdʒæs ɪnθ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ja•cinthˈdʒeɪ sɪnθ, ˈdʒæs ɪnθ(n.)
a reddish brown variety of zircon. any of various other gemstones of this color or color variety, as spinel.
Category: Mineralogy, Bible, Jewelry
Ref: hyacinth (defs. 3, 5). 3 5
Origin of jacinth:
1200–50; ME jacinct < OF jacincte < ML jacinctus, var. of jacinthus, L hyacinthushyacinth
a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone
A translucent, reddish type of zircon used as a gemstone.
Jacinth is a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone. Jacinth is also a flower of a reddish blue or deep purple, and hence a precious stone of that colour. It has been supposed to designate the same stone as the ligure mentioned in Exodus 28:19 as the first stone of the third row in the high priest's breast-plate, the Hoshen. or choshen. In Revelation 9:17 the word is simply descriptive of colour.
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