noun Etymology: Middle English stacten, from Latin stacte, from Greek staktē, from feminine of staktos oozing out in drops, from stazein to drip Date: 1535 a sweet spice used by the ancient Jews in preparing incense

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  • Stacte — (Greek: στακτή, staktḗ) or nataph (Hebrew: נָטָף‎‎, nataf) are names used for one component of the Solomon s Temple incense, the Ketoret, discussed in Exodus 30:34. Variously translated to the Greek term (AMP: Exodus 30:34) or to an unspecified… …   Wikipedia

  • stacte — [stak′tē] n. [ME stacten < acc. of L stacte, oil of myrrh < Gr staktē < stazein, to drip: see STAGNATE] a spice used by the ancient Hebrews in preparing incense: Ex. 30:34 …   English World dictionary

  • Stacte — Stac te (st[a^]k t[ e]), n. [L., fr. Gr. stakth , strictly fem. of stakto s oozing out in drops, fr. sta zein to drop.] One of the sweet spices used by the ancient Jews in the preparation of incense. It was perhaps an oil or other form of myrrh… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stacte — /stak tee/, n. one of the sweet spices used in the holy incense of the ancient Hebrews. Ex. 30:34. [1350 1400; ME < L stacte myrrh < Gk stakté, fem. of staktós trickling (verbid of stázein to fall in drops)] * * * …   Universalium

  • stacte — stac•te [[t]ˈstæk ti[/t]] n. bib one of the sweet spices used in the holy incense of the ancient Hebrews. Ex. 30:34 • Etymology: 1350–1400; < L stactē myrrh < Gk staktḗ, fem. of staktós trickling …   From formal English to slang

  • stacte — /ˈstækti/ (say staktee) noun one of the sweet spices which composed the holy incense of the ancient Jews. Exodus 30:34. {Latin, from Greek staktē, feminine of staktos distilling in drops; replacing Middle English stacten, from Latin, accusative… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Stacte —    (Heb. nataph), one of the components of the perfume which was offered on the golden altar (Ex. 30:34; R.V. marg., opobalsamum ). The Hebrew word is from a root meaning to distil, and it has been by some interpreted as distilled myrrh. Others… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • stacte — stac·te …   English syllables

  • stacte — n. a sweet spice used by the ancient Jews in making incense. Etymology: ME f. L f. Gk stakte f. stazo drip …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plants in the Bible — • Discusses all of the types of plants mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Plants in the Bible     Plants in the Bible      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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