bdellium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin bdellium, from Ancient Greek βδέλλιον (bdéllion), itself perhaps from Hebrew בְּדֹלַח (bdólakh), cognate with Akkadian [script needed] (budulḫu/bidurḫu) or from Sanskrit भिदुर (bhidura), something brittle, fragile, easily split or broken.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bdellium (countable and uncountable, plural bdelliums)

  1. Probably an aromatic gum like balsam that was exuded from a tree, probably one of several species in the genus Commiphora.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βδέλλιον (bdéllion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bdellium n (genitive bdelliī); second declension

  1. an aromatic gum exuded from a tree, probably one of several species in the genus Commiphora, used as an adulterant of the more costly myrrh. Also the plant itself.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative bdellium bdellia
genitive bdelliī bdelliōrum
dative bdelliō bdelliīs
accusative bdellium bdellia
ablative bdelliō bdelliīs
vocative bdellium bdellia

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