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Myrrha

[meer-uh]
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noun
  1. Classical Mythology. a daughter of King Cinyras of Cyprus who had incestuous relations with her father and was changed into a myrrh tree by the gods. Their child, Adonis, was born from the split trunk of the tree.
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Also called Smyrna.
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Historical Examples

  • They are said to have been brought from the city of Myrrha in Lycia, in the year 1097.

    Foot-prints of Travel

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • Anatolius, Myrrha, and Arsino rushed into the inner gallery.

    The Death of the Gods

    Dmitri Mrejkowski

  • Forgiveness of my disobedience— That may be won from him with Myrrha's face.Rhasis.

    The Immortal Lure

    Cale Young Rice

  • Thomas Medwin, indeed, thought that the story which she was writing in 1819 was specifically based on Myrrha.

    Mathilda

    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

  • Incense was burnt in the morning, myrrha during the day, and cyplis at eve.

    Curiosities of Medical Experience

    J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen