Definition of Stacte

1. Noun. (Old Testament) one of several sweet-smelling spices used in incense.

Category relationships: Old Testament
Substance meronyms: Incense
Generic synonyms: Spice



Definition of Stacte

1. n. 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 or cinnamon, or a kind of storax.

Definition of Stacte

1. a spice used by the ancient Jews in making incense [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stacte

stackers
stacket
stackets
stackframe
stackframes
stacking
stackings
stackless
stacks
stackstand
stackstands
stackup
stackups
stackyard
stackyards
stacte (current term)
stactes
stactometer
stadda
staddas
staddle
staddle stone
staddle stones
staddled
staddles
staddling
stade
stades
stadia
stadial

Literary usage of Stacte

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"DV "stacte"). Egypt, qad. the aromatic bark of Cinnamomum cassia, BI., of India, an ingredient of the oil of unction (Ex., xxx, 24), and the Egyptian Kyphi. ..."

2. A Dictionary of the Bible by John D. Davis (1911)
"... fragrant odors, were aromatic substances used in the preparation of incense (Ex. xxx. 7). Three are specified : stacte or ..."

3. Arcana Coelestia: The Heavenly Arcana which are Contained in the Holy by Emanuel Swedenborg (1857)
"It is called fragrant onycha, because it is said above and after the enumeration of these spices, in these words, take to thee fragrant spices, stacte and ..."

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