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- adj. Having faith; trusting
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pure; genuine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An epithet of nard: as, pistic nard.
- Pertaining to or of the nature of faith.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
It is called pistic nard, that is, faithful and precious.
In the original the adjective "pistic" appears; this is translated by some as meaning "liquid," but by others as signifying "genuine."
Version in these passages has "pistic nard," pistic being perhaps a local name.
Theophylact, Matthew 26: 2: Or as is said in Greek, of pistic nard, that is, faithful, because the ointment of the nard was made faithfully and without counterfeit.
In temperate regions, nearly all the tender leaves of spring are edible, and were traditionally a welcome harbinger of the new crops to come after winter’s scarcity; in northeast Italy, for example, pistic is a springtime collection of more than 50 different wild greens boiled and then sauteed together.