Stacte Definition

A spice used by the ancient Hebrews in preparing incense: Ex. 30:34
Webster's New World
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Origin of Stacte

  • Middle English stacten myrrh resin from Latin stactē from Greek staktē from feminine of staktos oozing from stazein stag- to ooze

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

  • Latin, from Ancient Greek στακτή (staktÄ“, “oil of myrrh") from στακτός (staktos, “oozing out in drops").

    From Wiktionary

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