Stacte meaning

stăktē
A sweet spice used by the ancient Jews in making incense.
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A spice used by the ancient Hebrews in preparing incense: Ex. 30:34
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One of the sweet spices used by the ancient Jews in preparing incense; possibly an oil or other form of myrrh or cinnamon, or a kind of storax.

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.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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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