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[stak-tee] /ˈstæk ti/
one of the sweet spices used in the holy incense of the ancient Hebrews. Ex. 30:34.
Origin of stacte
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin stactē myrrh < Greek staktḗ, feminine of staktós trickling (verbid of stázein to fall in drops) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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(Old Testament) one of several sweet-smelling spices used in incense (Exodus 30:34)
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C14: via Latin from Greek staktē oil of myrrh, from staktos distilling a drop at a time, from stazein to flow, drip
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stacte in the Bible

(Heb. nataph), one of the components of the perfume which was offered on the golden altar (Ex. 30:34; R.V. marg., "opobalsamum"). The Hebrew word is from a root meaning "to distil," and it has been by some interpreted as distilled myrrh. Others regard it as the gum of the storax tree, or rather shrub, the Styrax officinale. "The Syrians value this gum highly, and use it medicinally as an emulcent in pectoral complaints, and also in perfumery."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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