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σμύρνα , freq. written ζμύρνα as in PSI4.328.2 (iii B.C.), PTeb.35.4 (ii B.C.), PMag.Par.1.781, etc., ,= μύρρα,
A.myrrh, the gum of an Arabian tree, Balsamodendron Myrrha (itself called “σμύρναApollod. 3.14.4, Ant.Lib.34.5), used for embalming the dead, Hdt.2.40,86, cf. 73, Ev.Jo.19.39; called σμύρνης ἱδρώς by E.Ion 1175; burnt as incense, “βωμὸς ἀτμίζων πυρὶ σμύρνης σταλαγμούςS.Fr.370; ὑποθυμιῆν ς. Hp.Nat.Mul.6; used as an unguent or salve, “σμύρνῃ κατάλειπτοςAr.Eq.1332; “σμύρνῃ ἰώμενοι τὰ ἕλκεαHdt.7.181; cf. Thphr.HP9.1.2, 9.4.3 and 10, Dsc.1.64, etc.
II. Indian bdellium, Balsamodendron Mukul, Arr.An.6.22.4. (The orig. form must have been μύρρα, from Phoen. môrâh; cf. κιννάμωμον.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Pseudo-Apollodorus, Library, 3.14.4
    • Aristophanes, Knights, 1332
    • Euripides, Ion, 1175
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.40
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.181
    • New Testament, John, 19.39
    • Sophocles, Ichneutae, 370
    • Arrian, Anabasis, 6.22.4
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