Origin of unguent
Examples from the Web for unguent
In his hands, however, it was changed from an unguent into a powder, and was called the powder of sympathy.Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions|Charles Mackay
Now, this unguent has done ‘a deal of good’ to the leather of my boots.Six to Sixteen|Juliana Horatia Ewing
Addressing her sportively, Krishna said, For whom are you carrying that unguent?Curiosities of Superstition|W. H. Davenport Adams
The Selgic iris1246 also, and the unguent which is made from it, are in great esteem.
At such a time the man should apply some unguent, so as to make the entrance easy.The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana|Vatsyayana
British Dictionary definitions for unguent
Word Origin for unguent
Word Origin and History for unguent
"ointment," mid-15c., from Latin unguentem "ointment," from stem of unguere "to anoint or smear with ointment," from PIE root *ongw- "to salve, anoint" (cf. Sanskrit anakti "anoints, smears," Armenian aucanem "I anoint," Old Prussian anctan "butter," Old High German ancho, German anke "butter," Old Irish imb, Welsh ymenyn "butter").