Definitions for amethyst
ˈæm ə θɪstamethyst
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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
Etymology: ametist, from ametiste (French améthyste), from ἀμέθυστος, from ἀ- + μεθύω, from μέθυ. The Greeks believed that the amethyst prevented intoxication.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
in heraldry signifies the same colour in a nobleman’s coat, that purpure does in a gentleman’s.
A precious stone of a violet colour, bordering on purple. The oriental amethyst is the hardest, scarcest, and most valuable; it is generally of a dove colour, though some are purple, and others white like the diamond. The German is of a violet colour, and the Spanish are of three sorts; the best are the blackest or deepest violet; others are almost quite white, and some few tinctured with yellow. They are found in a hill named St. Sigminont, in Catalonia, by following the vein of reddish or black earth, or a vein in a rock so coloured, and are all hexangular, and pointed like crystal. Sometimes a great number is found sticking together, like the Bristol diamonds; but the best are found loose in the chinks of the rock. Beautiful ones are also found in the Pyreneans, and in the mountains of Auvergne. The amethyst is not extremely hard, but easy to be engraved upon, and is next in value to the emerald. Savary. Ephraim Chambers
Etymology: αμέϑυστος, contrary to wine, or contrary to drunkenness; so called, either because it is not quite of the colour of wine, or because it was imagined to prevent inebriation.
I observed some stones that nearly approached the granate complection; and several very nearly resembling the amethyst. John Woodward, on Fossils.
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. The name comes from the Koine Greek αμέθυστος amethystos from α- a-, "not" and μεθύσκω (Ancient Greek) methysko / μεθώ metho (Modern Greek), "intoxicate", a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. Amethyst is a semiprecious stone that is often used in jewelry and is the traditional birthstone for February.
Amethyst is a semi-precious violet or purple variety of quartz often used as a gemstone and ornamental stone. It is characterized by its rich, striking color which can range from a light pinkish violet to a deep purple. It's often used in jewelry such as necklaces, earrings, and rings. Ancient Greeks believed that this gemstone would protect them from drunkenness and enabled them to maintain a balanced mindset.
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
Etymology: [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.]
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Amethyst is as the apple of our most high eyes Yahweh the Omega in the Holyman generation.
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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
- 紫色, 紫水晶, アメシストJapanese
- amethistus, amethystusLatin
- fioletowy, ametystowy, ametystPolish
- purpuriu, ametistRomanian
- amethisto, rangi ya amethistoSwahili
- maetütakölik, maetütVolapük
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