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Correct spelling: amethyst

Definition of amethyst:

1) of a moderate purple color

2) a transparent purple variety of quartz; used as a gemstone

3) A variety of crystallized quartz, of a purple or bluish violet color, of different shades. It is much used as a jeweler's stone.

4) A purple color in a nobleman's escutcheon, or coat of arms.

Common misspellings for amethyst:

  • amythest (21%)
  • amathyst (21%)
  • amethist (8%)
  • ameythest (7%)
  • amythist (5%)
  • amethus (4%)
  • amyethest (4%)
  • amyethist (4%)
  • ameythist (4%)
  • amethyist (3%)
Misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.


  \a-methy-st, am(e)-thyst\

Meaning: precious purple jewel

Origin: Greek

Amethyst as a girl's name is pronounced AM-uh-thist. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Amethyst is "precious purple jewel". According to ancient Greek superstition, an amethyst protected its owner against the effects of strong drink. The amethyst is the birthstone for February.

Variants: Amethiste, Amathyst, Amatista, Amethist.

Examples of usage for amethyst:

1) The Amethyst came next to us, and the corvette followed. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.

2) Three or four lost their loftier masts and lighter spars, but they were still compelled to keep up by the signals which we or the Amethyst threw out. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.

3) In the morning the line- of- battle ships parted from us, and we, the Amethyst frigate, and the Piper corvette, had to continue our course alone, to protect our somewhat erratic convoy. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.

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