jacinth
noun Etymology: Middle English iacinct, from Anglo-French jacinte, from Latin hyacinthus, a flowering plant, a gem Date: 13th century 1. hyacinth 2. a gem more nearly orange in color than a hyacinth

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  • Jacinth — is a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone. Jacinth is also a flower of a reddish blue or deep purple (hyacinth), and hence a precious stone of that colour (Revelation 21:20). It has been supposed to designate the same stone as the …   Wikipedia

  • jacinth — c.1200, a blue gem (occasionally a red one), from O.Fr. jacinte hyacinth; jacinth (see HYACINTH (Cf. hyacinth)). In modern use, a reddish orange gem …   Etymology dictionary

  • Jacinth — Ja cinth, n. [F. jacinthe, L. hyacinthus. See {Hyacinth}.] See {Hyacinth}. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jacinth — [jā′sinth, jas′inth] n. [ME jacinte < OFr iacinte < L hyacinthus: see HYACINTH] 1. HYACINTH (sense 1b) 2. reddish orange …   English World dictionary

  • Jacinth — Not the modern (reddish orange) jacinth, but a blue stone; it is mentioned at Exod. 28:19 as being in the high priest s breastpiece. In Rev. 9:17 the colour of the breastpieces of jacinth (AV) worn by the horsemen in the seer s vision is likened… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • jacinth — hiacintas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Hiacintinių (Hyacinthaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Hyacinthus). atitikmenys: lot. Hyacinthus angl. hyacinth; jacinth vok. Hyazinthe rus. гиацинт lenk. hiacynt …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • jacinth — /jay sinth, jas inth/, n. Mineral. hyacinth (def. 4). [1200 50; < ML jacinthus, L hyacinthus HYACINTH; r. ME jacinct < OF jacincte < ML jacinctus, var. of jacinthus] * * * …   Universalium

  • Jacinth — /jay sinth, jas inth/, n. a female given name, form of Hyacinth. * * * …   Universalium

  • jacinth — noun A translucent, reddish type of zircon used as a gemstone. See Also: hyacinth …   Wiktionary

  • Jacinth —    Properly a flower of a reddish blue or deep purple (hyacinth), and hence a precious stone of that colour (Rev. 21:20). It has been supposed to designate the same stone as the ligure (Heb. leshem) mentioned in Ex. 28:19 as the first stone of… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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