Balsam
Balsam Bal"sam, v. t. To treat or anoint with balsam; to relieve, as with balsam; to render balsamic. [1913 Webster]

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  • Balsam — • Balsam is an oily, resinous, and odorous substance, which flows spontaneously or by incision from certain plants, and which the Church mixes with olive oil for use as chrism Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Balsam     Balsam …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Balsam — Bal sam (b[add]l sam), n. [L. balsamum the balsam tree or its resin, Gr. ba lsamon. See {Balm}, n.] 1. A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil. [1913 Webster] Note: The balsams are aromatic resinous substances, flowing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • BALSAM — BALSAM, spice designated in the Bible by various names: בּׁשֶׂם (bosem), בֶּשֶׂם (besem), צֳרִי (ẓori), נָטָף (nataf), and, in rabbinic literature, קָטָף (kataf), בַּלְסָם (balsam), אַפּוֹבַּלְסַמוֹן (appobalsamon), אֲפַרְסְמוֹן (afarsemon),… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Balsam — is a term used for various pleasantly scented plant products. An oily or gummy oleoresin, usually containing benzoic acid or cinnamic acid, obtained from the exudates of various trees and shrubs and used as a base for some botanical medicines.… …   Wikipedia

  • balsam — BALSÁM, balsamuri, s.n. 1. Suc gros şi parfumat extras din răşini sau din alte substanţe vegetale, folosit ca preparat aromat şi curativ. ♦ fig. Miros foarte plăcut. ♦ Substanţă aromată folosită la îmbălsămarea cadavrelor. 2. fig. Alinare,… …   Dicționar Român

  • balsam — [bôl′səm] n. [OE < L balsamum: see BALM] 1. any of various oily or gummy aromatic resins obtained from various plants and containing either benzoic or cinnamic acid 2. any of various aromatic, resinous oils or fluids 3. any aromatic… …   English World dictionary

  • Balsam — Sm ein Linderungsmittel erw. exot. ass. (11. Jh.), mhd. balsame, ahd. balsamo Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. balsamum n. Balsamstrauch, Balsamharz , dieses aus gr. bálsamon n., aus hebr. bāsām. Die ursprüngliche südarabische Form hatte ein laterales …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • balsam — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. balsammie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} półpłynna, aromatyczna substancja zawierająca żywicę i olejki eteryczne, otrzymywana przeważnie z drzew tropikalnych, stosowana w …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Balsam — Balsam, Balsamum, heißt man eine ölige, stark riechende, dickflüssige Materie die entweder natürlich durch Ausschwitzen von Harzbäumen oder durch gemachte Einschnitte vorkommt oder künstlich aus verschiedenen Harzen und Oelen mit Spiritus… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • balsam — 1570s, aromatic resin used for healing wounds and soothing pains, from L. balsamum gum of the balsam tree (see BALM (Cf. balm)). There is an isolated O.E. reference from c.1000, and M.E. used basme, baume, from the French form of the word. As a… …   Etymology dictionary

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