[ stak-tee ]
/ ˈstæk ti /
one of the sweet spices used in the holy incense of the ancient Hebrews. Ex. 30:34.
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Origin of stacte
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin stactē myrrh < Greek staktḗ, feminine of staktós trickling (verbid of stázein to 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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