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Strong's #271 - ἀμέθυστος

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and a derivative of (G3184)
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Noun Feminine
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  1. amethyst, a precious stone of a violet and purple colour
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 306 ‑ אַחְלָמָה (akh‑law'‑maw);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀμέθυστος, ον, (μεθύω)

I not drunken, without drunkenness, Plu. 2.464c: Comp., Gp. 7.34.2.

II not intoxicating, perh. so used in Nonn. D. 19.133: as Subst., ἀμέθυστον, τό, remedy against drunkenness, Archig. ap. Gal. 12.572, Dsc. Eup. 1.24; also ἀμέθυστος, ἡ, Plu. 2.15b, Ath. 1.34c:

1. hence, such things as were supposed to act as remedies, viz., 1 kind of herb, Plu. 2.647b; = σέλινον ἄγριον, Ps.- Dsc. 2.175.

2. amethyst, LXX Exodus 28:19, Revelation 21:20, D.P. 1122, AP 5.204, 9.748 (Pl. Jun.): also ἀμέθυστον, τό, IG 11(2).287 B 22 (Delos, iii B.C.).

3. ἀμέθυστον, τό, kind of grape, Colum.3.2.24.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀμέθυστος, , , amethyst, a precious stone of a violet and purple color (Exodus 28:19; according to Phavorinus so called διά τό ἀπείργειν τῆς μέθης (so Plutarch, quaest. conviv. iii. 1, 3, 6)): Revelation 21:20. (Cf. B. D. under the word.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀμέθυστος , -ου ,

(acc to Plut., < - μεθύω , being regarded as an antidote against drunkenness),

[in LXX: Exodus 28:19; Exodus 36:19; Exodus 39:12 Ezekiel 28:13 *;]

amethyst, a purple quartz: Revelation 21:20.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
αμέθυστον αμεθυστος αμέθυστος ἀμέθυστος άμελγε ήμελξας amethustos amethystos améthystos
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