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Definition of Amethyst

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purple semi-precious stone; purplish color, violet
Amethyst Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Antiques World Dictionary of Antique & Estate Jewelry
A form of quartz in shades of purple ranging from light lavender to deep, intense purple with subtle flashes of red.
Amethyst Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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.

  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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amethyst
\am"e*thyst\ (&?;), [f. ametiste, amatiste, f. améthyste, 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.] 1. (min.) a variety of crystallized quartz, of a purple or bluish violet color, of different shades. it is much used as a jeweler's stone.


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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a transparent purple variety of quartz; used as a gemstone
(hypernym) quartz

Adjective
1. of a moderate purple color
(similar) chromatic
Amethyst Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
Amethyst seen in a dream, represents contentment with fair business.

For a young woman to lose an amethyst, fortells broken engagements and slights in love.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Amethyst Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. The name comes from the Ancient Greek  a- ("not") and μέθυστος méthystos ("intoxicated"), a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and made drinking vessels decorated with it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. It is one of several forms of quartz. Amethyst is a semiprecious stone and is the traditional birthstone for February.

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Amethyst Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Amethyst Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
one of the precious stones in the breastplate of the high priest (Ex. 28:19; 39:12), and in the foundation of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:20). The ancients thought that this stone had the power of dispelling drunkenness in all who wore or touched it, and hence its Greek name formed from a_, "privative," and _methuo, "to get drunk." Its Jewish name, ahlamah', was derived by the rabbins from the Hebrew word halam, "to dream," from its supposed power of causing the wearer to dream. It is a pale-blue crystallized quartz, varying to a dark purple blue. It is found in Persia and India, also in different parts of Europe.
Smith's Bible Dictionary

(Heb. achlamah) a subspecies of quartz of a bluish-violet color. Mention is made of this precious stone, which formed the third in the third row of the high priestly breastplate, in (Exodus 28:19; 39:12) It occurs also in (Revelation 21:20)
  
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About