Myrrh

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

Commiphora myrrha

Synonyms:
Mo Yao
Myrrh (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: mûr, IPA
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