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 𒁉𒁺𒌨𒄷 (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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