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jacinth

[jey-sinth, jas-inth] /ˈdʒeɪ sɪnθ, ˈdʒæs ɪnθ/
noun
1.
Mineralogy, hyacinth (def 4).
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; < Medieval Latin jacinthus, Latin hyacinthus hyacinth; replacing Middle English jacinct < Old French jacincte < Medieval Latin jacinctus, variant of jacinthus

Jacinth

[jey-sinth, jas-inth] /ˈdʒeɪ sɪnθ, ˈdʒæs ɪnθ/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Hyacinth.
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British Dictionary definitions for jacinth

jacinth

/ˈdʒæsɪnθ/
noun
1.
another name for hyacinth (sense 4)
Word Origin
C13: from Medieval Latin jacinthus, from Latin hyacinthus plant, precious stone; see hyacinth
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Word Origin and History for jacinth
n.

c.1200, a blue gem (occasionally a red one), from Old French jacinte "hyacinth; jacinth" (see hyacinth). In modern use, a reddish-orange gem.

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jacinth in the Bible

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 the third row in the high priest's breast-plate. In Rev. 9:17 the word is simply descriptive of colour.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for jacinth

a red, orange, or yellow variety of the gemstone zircon (q.v.).

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