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[jey-sinth, jas-inth] /ˈdʒeɪ sɪnθ, ˈdʒæs ɪnθ/

Mineralogy. (def 4).
[jey-sinth, jas-inth] /ˈdʒeɪ sɪnθ, ˈdʒæs ɪnθ/
a female given name, form of .
another name for hyacinth (sense 4)

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

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.


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