Gr. Myth. a youth loved and accidentally slain by Apollo, who causes to grow from his blood a flower bearing the letters AI AI (a Greek cry of sorrow)
Origin of HyacinthusClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Hyakinthos, literally , hyacinth
A beautiful youth, loved but accidentally killed by Apollo, from whose blood Apollo caused the hyacinth to grow.
From Latin Hyacinthus, from Ancient Greek Ὑάκινθος (Huakinthos).