[ stak-tee ]
/ ˈstæk ti /
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one of the sweet spices used in the holy incense of the ancient Hebrews. Exodus 30:34.
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Origin of stacte
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin stactē, stacta “myrrh, gum resin,” from Greek staktḗ “oil of myrrh,” feminine of staktós “trickling” (derivative of stázein “to drip, fall in drops”)
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British Dictionary definitions for stacte
/ (ˈstæktiː) /
Old Testament one of several sweet-smelling spices used in incense (Exodus 30:34)
Word Origin for stacte
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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