amethystizon

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀμεθυστίζων (amethustízōn).

Adjective[edit]

amethystīzōn

  1. having the color of amethyst
    • AD 77–79, Gaius Plinius Secundus, Naturalis Historia, book XXXVII, chapter xxv, § 93:
      in masculis quoque observant liquidiores aut flammae nigriores et quosdam ex alto lucidos ac magis ceteris in sole flagrantes, optimos vero amethystizontas, hoc est quorum extremus igniculus in amethysti violam exeat, proximos illis, quos vocant syrtitas, pinnato fulgore radiantes.

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References[edit]

  • ămĕthystīzōn in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • ămĕthystizōn” on page 113/2 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • “amethystīzōn” on page 117/2 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)