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A sweet spice used by the ancient Jews in making incense.
[Middle English stacten, myrrh resin, from Latin stactē, from Greek staktē, from feminine of staktos, oozing, from stazein, stag-, to ooze.]
(Bible) Old Testament one of several sweet-smelling spices used in incense (Exodus 30:34)
[C14: via Latin from Greek staktē oil of myrrh, from staktos distilling a drop at a time, from stazein to flow, drip]
one of the sweet spices used in the holy incense of the ancient Hebrews. Ex. 30:34.
[1350–1400; < Latin stactē myrrh < Greek staktḗ, feminine of staktós trickling]
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Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
incense - a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned
spice - aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative