Origin of English word MYRTLE

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English Word

MYRTLE

Edenic Word

MoaR

Hebrew Word

מר

Transliteration

Mem-Resh

Pronounciation

MORE

Conversion

[MR]

Meaning

myrrh

Roots

For MYRRH, Arabic murr (bitter, myrrh) is cited. The Hebrew is left for a cross-reference, even though there is  MOAR (myrrh - Exodus30:23, Psalms45:8) , related to מר MaR (bitter – Ruth 1:20). See MOROSE. מר MoaR (MYRRH) is a fragrant, but bitter-tasting shrub like the MYRTLE, which is traced to Greek myrtos (myrtle).


Branches

MYRTACEOUS is the MYRTLE's family of shrubs and trees; the name MYRON Is from Greek myron (ointment, perfume) and also bears the fragrance of MYRRH. Biblical MYRRH was used in anointing oil as well as in perfume. Amargo is bitter in Spanish and Portuguese, but is merely amar in Rumanian and amer in French. 

MARMALADE is usually tart but sweet. Webster’s thinks that the MR accidentally shifted from Greek melmelon (a sweet apple). But MARMOLADE was first made from quinces, which are sour enough to warrant the MR of  מר .

For bitter, undrinkable water, see MARINE.


Bible Verses

Exodus 30:23 ואתה קח־לך בשׂמים ראשׁ מר־דרור חמשׁ מאות וקנמן־בשׂם מחציתו חמשׁים ומאתים וקנה־בשׂם חמשׁים ומאתי

“‘Take thou also unto thee the chief spices, of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty,’”


Strong

(4753)

Related Words

MOROSE,MARINE



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