Origin of galbanumMiddle English from Classical Latin from Classical Greek chalban? from Classical Hebrew (language) chelbenah
Origin of galbanumMiddle English from Latin from Greek khalbanē of Semitic origin &xlowdot;lb
- A bitter, aromatic resin or gum, extracted from plants of the genus Ferula, that resembles assafoetida and has been used in incense and in aromatherapy
- And the Lord said to Moses: Take unto thee spices, stacte, and onycha, galbanum of sweet savour, and the clearest frankincense, all shall be of equal weight. Exodus 30:34, Douay-Rheims-Challoner translation
From Latin galbanum (“galbanum”), from Ancient Greek χαλβάνη (khalbanē, “galbanum”).