What is another word for amethyst?

Pronunciation: [ˈamɪθˌɪst] (IPA)

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz that has been cherished for centuries for its beauty and mystical properties. This gemstone has several synonyms, such as violet quartz, purple amethyst, and deep lavender. Other synonyms include the Greek word "amethystos," which means "not drunken," as ancient Greeks believed that amethyst had the power to prevent intoxication. In addition, there are regional variations in the names of amethyst with gem enthusiasts referring to it as Sydney amethyst, Vera Cruz amethyst, and Siberian amethyst depending on where it was found. Its rich purple hue has also led to several poetic synonyms, including grape, wine, and lilac stone.

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What are the hypernyms for Amethyst?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Amethyst?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for amethyst (as nouns)

    • substance
      quartz, transparent gem.

What are the opposite words for amethyst?

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz which is popularly used in jewelry designs. However, its antonyms can vary depending on the context in which it is used. In geology, antonyms for amethyst could be minerals like agate or onyx, which are also forms of quartz but lack the deep purple hue of amethyst. In color theory, yellow or green would be considered antonyms for amethyst since they are complementary colors found opposite purple on the color wheel. Additionally, adjectives like clear, colorless, or pale could also be used as antonyms to describe the opposite of the rich, vibrant hue of amethyst.

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Usage examples for Amethyst

The fields assumed a lily tint, while the distant sand-hills, strongly relieved against the background of the twilight, had a hue of pure amethyst.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
The Tyrian double-dyed cloth, which had the colour of curdled blood, and the violet amethyst purple were considered the most beautiful.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)"
Max Duncker
You fling aside from your arms, as worthless, amethyst and emerald and chrysoprase.
"Around The Tea-Table"
T. De Witt Talmage

Famous quotes with Amethyst

  • Its edges foamed with amethyst and rose, Withers once more the old blue flower of day: There where the ether like a diamond glows Its petals fade away.
    George William Russell

Related words: amethyst gemstone, amethyst crystals, amethyst stone, amethyst healing properties

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