nardus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nardus, from Ancient Greek νάρδος ‎(nárdos).

Noun[edit]

nardus ‎(uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The ointment nard.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, John XII:
      Then toke Mary a pounde off oyntment called nardus, perfecte and precious, and anoynted Jesus fete, and wept his fete with her heer, and all the housse smelled off the savre off the oyntment.
  2. (obsolete) The plant nard.
  3. Mat-grass.