Name: Amethyst

Origin and Meaning of the Name Amethyst

  • Meaning:
    Not intoxicated
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  • Pronunciation:
    (AM uh thist)
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    Itself (Amethyst)
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Miscellaneous Info for Amethyst

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    The amethyst is a purple semi-precious form of quartz. It was worn by the ancient Greeks and Romans as an antidote to drunkenness, hence its meaning.

    Amethyst is February's birthstone. Tibetan Buddhists hold the stone sacred to Buddha. In the New Age movement, it is believed to lend clarity and serenity to its wearers.

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