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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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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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Revision as of 13:40, 16 November 2006

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.

See also