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Latin, from Ancient Greek στακτή (staktḗ, oil of myrrh) from στακτός (staktós, oozing out in drops).


stacte (uncountable)

  1. One of the sweet spices used by the ancient Jews in preparing incense; possibly an oil or other form of myrrh or cinnamon, or a kind of storax.
    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

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 stacte in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)




stactē f (genitive stactēs); first declension

  1. Alternative form of stacta


First declension, Greek type.

Case Singular Plural
nominative stactē stactae
genitive stactēs stactārum
dative stactae stactīs
accusative stactēn stactās
ablative stactē stactīs
vocative stactē stactae