Definitions

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  • n. An ingredient of the Mosaic incense, probably the operculum of some kind of strombus.
  • n. The precious stone onyx.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ingredient of the Mosaic incense, probably the operculum of some kind of strombus.
  • n. The precious stone called onyx.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The shell or operculum of a species of mollusk, found in India and elsewhere, and emitting, when burned, a musky odor.
  • The onyx.

Etymologies

Latin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight:

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • The incense [3171] also, in like manner, [was compounded] of stacte, onycha, galbanum, mint, and frankincense, all which do in no respect, either as to their mixture or weight, harmonize with their argument.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • And the Lord said to Moses: Take unto thee spices, stacte, and onycha, galbanum of sweet savour, and the clearest frankincense, all shall be of equal weight.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 02: Exodus The Challoner Revision

  • Spices translates three Heb. words: (1) sammum, a generic word including galbanum onycha, the operculum of a strombus, and stacte;

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The incense employed in the service of the tabernacle walls compounded of the perfumes stacte, onycha, galbanum and pure frankincense.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • The grandeur of towering pines, the mysterious dimness of illimitable arcades, and the peculiar resinous odor that stole like lingering ghosts of myrrh, frankincense and onycha through the vaulted solitude of a deserted hoary sanctuary, all these phases of primeval Southern forests combined to weave a spell that the stranger could not resist.

    At the Mercy of Tiberius

  • Borith carshina [mentioned further in the Baraitha, is not counted because it] does not go up in smoke, but they rub the onycha with it to whiten it so that it should be beautiful. - [from Ker. 6a]

    Chabad.org Weekly Magazine [ Korach 5769 - June 26, 2009 ]

  • So we learned (Ker. 6a): The balsam, the onycha, the galbanum, and the frankincense the weight of each was seventy manehs.

    Chabad.org Weekly Magazine [ Korach 5769 - June 26, 2009 ]

  • From here our Rabbis learned that eleven ingredients were told to Moses [when he was] at Sinai: the minimum of aromatics-two [since סַמִּים is written in the plural form]; balsam sap, onycha, and galbanum-three, equaling five; aromatics [written a second time] - to include again the number of these, equaling ten; and frankincense, totaling eleven.

    Chabad.org Weekly Magazine [ Korach 5769 - June 26, 2009 ]

  • ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight: and thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy: and thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.

    Exodus 30.

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