amethyst

The Correct spelling is: amethyst

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How do you spell amethyst?. It is not amythyst

  • n.
    1. A purple or violet form of transparent quartz used as a gemstone.
    2. A purple variety of corundum used as a gemstone.
    3. A moderate purple to grayish reddish purple.

    [Middle English amatist, from Old French, from Latin amethystus, from Greek amethustos, not drunk or intoxicating, remedy for intoxication, amethyst : a-, not; see a–1 + *methuskein, to intoxicate (from methuein, to be drunk, from methu, wine).]

    amethystine am'e·thys'tine (-thĭs'tĭn, -tīn') adj.


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