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onycha (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) An ingredient of the Mosaic incense, probably the operculum of some kind of strombus.
    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. Exodus 30:34, Douay-Rheims-Challoner translation
  2. (obsolete) The precious stone onyx.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for onycha in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



onycha f (genitive onychae); first declension

  1. an unknown type of mollusc


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative onycha onychae
genitive onychae onychārum
dative onychae onychīs
accusative onycham onychās
ablative onychā onychīs
vocative onycha onychae


  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “onycha”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre