galbanum

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin galbanum (galbanum), from Ancient Greek χαλβάνη (khalbánē, galbanum).

Noun[edit]

galbanum (countable and uncountable, plural galbanums)

  1. A bitter, aromatic resin or gum, extracted from plants of the genus Ferula, that resembles assafoetida and has been used in incense and in aromatherapy
    • Bible, Exodus 30:34, Douay-Rheims-Challoner translation
      And the Lord said to Moses: Take unto thee spices, stacte, and onycha, galbanum of sweet savour, and the clearest frankincense, all shall be of equal weight.
    • Francis Bacon
      These following bodies do not draw: smaragd, achates, corneolus, pearl, jaspis, chalcedonius, alabaster, porphyry, coral, marble, touchstone, haematites, or bloodstone; smyris, ivory, bones, ebontree, cedar, cypress, pitch, softer rosin, camphire, galbanum, ammoniac, storax, benzoin, loadstone, asphaltum.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin galbanum.

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galbanum m (plural galbanums)

  1. galbanum (resin from plants of the genus Ferula, used to make incense)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χαλβάνη (khalbánē, galbanum).

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Noun[edit]

galbanum n (genitive galbanī); second declension

  1. galbanum

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative galbanum galbana
genitive galbanī galbanōrum
dative galbanō galbanīs
accusative galbanum galbana
ablative galbanō galbanīs
vocative galbanum galbana

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