myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), fragrant resin. gum resin.

Commiphora myrrha

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Myrrh (Wikipedia)
Small lumps of myrrh resin
Myrrh resin

Myrrh (/mɜːr/; from Semitic, but see § Etymology) is a gum-resin extracted from a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora. Myrrh resin has been used throughout history as a perfume, incense and medicine. Myrrh mixed with posca or wine was common across ancient cultures, for general pleasure, and as an analgesic.[citation needed]

Myrrh (Wiktionary)



From Middle English mirre, from Old English myrre, from Latin myrrha, from Ancient Greek μύρρα (múrrha), from Semitic. Compare Arabic مُرّ(murr, myrrh, literally bitterness), Hebrew מור \ מֹר(mōr, myrrh, literally bitterness). Compare מרור‎ : maror.


  • enPR: mûr, IPA
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