myrrh

Derivation

  • Hebrew: mor

Article

Gum resin used as an ingredient in incense and the oil of Extreme Unction. In ancient times it was extensively used as perfume and was presented by one of the Magi to the Infant Jesus as emblematic of suffering. It was also used for embalming and for an anodyne.

MLA Citation

  • “myrrh”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 8 August 2013. Web. 31 July 2014. <>