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Meaning of MYRRH

Pronunciation:  mur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  aromatic resin burned as incense and used in perfume
  2. [n]  aromatic resin used in perfume and incense

MYRRH is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: gum myrrh, gum myrrh, sweet cicely
 See Also: Commiphora myrrha, Commiphora myrrha, gum resin, gum resin, myrrh tree, myrrh tree



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Myrrh\, n. [OE. mirre, OF. mirre, F. myrrhe, L. myrrha,
murra, Gr. ?; cf. Ar. murr bitter, also myrrh, Heb. mar
A gum resin, usually of a yellowish brown or amber color, of
an aromatic odor, and a bitter, slightly pungent taste. It is
valued for its odor and for its medicinal properties. It
exudes from the bark of a shrub of Abyssinia and Arabia, the
{Balsamodendron Myrrha}. The myrrh of the Bible is supposed
to have been partly the gum above named, and partly the
exudation of species of {Cistus}, or rockrose.

{False myrrh}. See the Note under {Bdellium}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing myrrh in your dream means wise and satisfying investments and pleasant surprises.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. mor. (1.) First mentioned as a principal ingredient in the holy anointing oil (Ex. 30:23). It formed part of the gifts brought by the wise men from the east, who came to worship the infant Jesus (Matt. 2:11). It was used in embalming (John 19:39), also as a perfume (Esther 2:12; Ps. 45:8; Prov. 7:17). It was a custom of the Jews to give those who were condemned to death by crucifixion "wine mingled with myrrh" to produce insensibility. This drugged wine was probably partaken of by the two malefactors, but when the Roman soldiers pressed it upon Jesus "he received it not" (Mark 15:23). (See GALL.)

This was the gum or viscid white liquid which flows from a tree resembling the acacia, found in Africa and Arabia, the Balsamodendron myrrha of botanists. The "bundle of myrrh" in Cant. 1:13 is rather a "bag" of myrrh or a scent-bag.

(2.) Another word _lot_ is also translated "myrrh" (Gen. 37:25; 43:11; R.V., marg., "or ladanum"). What was meant by this word is uncertain. It has been thought to be the chestnut, mastich, stacte, balsam, turpentine, pistachio nut, or the lotus. It is probably correctly rendered by the Latin word ladanum, the Arabic ladan, an aromatic juice of a shrub called the Cistus or rock rose, which has the same qualities, though in a slight degree, of opium, whence a decoction of opium is called laudanum. This plant was indigenous to Syria and Arabia.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ambergris, ambrosia, aromatic, aromatic gum, aromatic water, attar, attar of roses, balm, balm of Gilead, balsam, bay oil, bergamot oil, champaca oil, civet, essence, essential oil, extract, fixative, heliotrope, jasmine oil, lavender oil, musk, myrcia oil, parfum, perfume, perfumery, rose oil, scent, volatile oil