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murra (less correctly myrrha , murrha , v. Bramb. Orthog. p. 107), ae, f., = μύρρα.
I. Prop., the myrrh-tree, an Arabian tree, of which myrrh was the sap: “murram in iisdem silvis permixtā arbore nasci tradidere aliqui,Plin. 12, 15, 33, § 66; Ov. M. 10, 310; 15, 399.—
II. Meton.
A. Myrrh, the gum which exudes from the myrrh-tree. The ancients used it to flavor their wine; “they also anointed their hair with a perfumed unguent made from it: lautissima apud priscos vina erant, murrae odore condita,Plin. 14, 13, 15, § 92: “crines murrā madentes,Verg. A. 12, 100: “crines murrā madidi,Ov. M. 5, 53; 3, 555; 4, 393; cf. id. Med. Fac. 88.—
B. Personified, the daughter of Cinyras, who was changed into a myrrh-tree, Ov. M. 10, 298 sq.; Hyg. Fab. 58.
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