Amethyst

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Amethyst is a purple coloured form of quartz. Its name is thought to come from the Greek a, "not," and methbskein, "to intoxicate," owing to its purported property of guarding against drunkenness. According to the Rev. C. W. King, however, the word may simply be a corruption of an Eastern name for the stone.

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