a transparent purple variety of quartz; used as a gemstone
of a moderate purple color
A transparent purple variety of quartz, used as a gemstone.
The purple tincture when emblazoning the arms of the English nobility.
Having a colour similar to that of the gemstone
Origin: ametist, from ametiste (French améthyste), from ἀμέθυστος, from ἀ- + μεθύω, from μέθυ. The Greeks believed that the amethyst prevented intoxication.
a variety of crystallized quartz, of a purple or bluish violet color, of different shades. It is much used as a jeweler's stone
a purple color in a nobleman's escutcheon, or coat of arms
Origin: [F. ametiste, amatiste, F. amthyste, L. amethystus, fr. Gr. without drunkenness; as a noun, a remedy for drunkenness, the amethyst, supposed to have this power; 'a priv. + to be drunken, strong drink, wine. See Mead.]
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. The name comes from the Ancient Greek ἀ a- and μέθυστος methustos, a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks and Romans wore amethyst and made drinking vessels of it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. It is one of several forms of quartz. Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a′meth-ist, n. a bluish-violet variety of quartz of which drinking cups used to be made, which the ancients supposed prevented drunkenness.—adj. Amethyst′ine, [Gr. amethystos—a, neg., methy-ein, to be drunken—methū, wine, cog. with Eng. mead, Sans. madhu, sweet.]
The numerical value of amethyst in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of amethyst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- یاقوت ارغوانیPersian
- アメシスト, 紫水晶, 紫色Japanese
- amethystus, amethistusLatin
- ametyst, fioletowy, ametystowyPolish
- ametist, purpuriuRomanian
- rangi ya amethisto, amethistoSwahili
- maetüt, maetütakölikVolapük
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