Myrrh Definition

mûr
noun
A fragrant, bitter-tasting gum resin exuded from any of several plants of Arabia and E Africa, used in making incense, perfume, etc.
Webster's New World
Any of these plants; esp., any of several small trees (genus Commiphora) of the bursera family.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Myrrh

Noun

Singular:
myrrh
Plural:
myrrhs

Origin of Myrrh

  • Old English myrre, from Latin myrrha, from Ancient Greek μύρρα (murrha), from a Semitic root M-R-R meaning bitter. Compare Arabic مُرّ (murr, “bitter"), Hebrew מֹר (mor, “bitterness, acrimony").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English mirre from Old English myrrha from Latin from Greek murrha of Semitic origin mrr in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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