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 Ameth’ea.Amiable Numbers. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Am’ethyst.
 
A species of rock-crystal supposed to prevent intoxication (Greek, a-methusta, the antidote of intoxication). Drinking-cups made of amethyst were supposed to be a charm against inebriety.   1
   It was the most cherished of all precious stones by Roman matrons, from the superstition that it would preserve inviolate the affection of their husbands.   2
 


 Ameth’ea.Amiable Numbers. 

 
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