Olibanum meaning

ōlibənəm
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A gum resin from trees of the genus Boswellia, formerly used as a medicine and now mainly as incense. [from 14th c.]
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Origin of olibanum

  • From Late Latin olibanum, from Latin libanum, from Ancient Greek λίβανος (libanos), from a Semitic source (compare Classical Hebrew ×œÖ°×‘×•Ö¹× Ö¸×” (l'voná, “frankincense"), Arabic لبان (lubān, “frankincense")). Compare benzoin.

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