What Does Myrrh Mean In Arabic?


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Myrrh comes from the Arabic word murr, which means bitter. This aromatic gum resin may be obtained from a number of trees and shrubs in particular those belonging to the genus Commiphora. It is usually used to make perfume and incense.
Myrrh is a close relative as well as a member of the family Burseraceae and is native to Ethiopia, the eastern Mediterranean, Somalia and the Arabian Peninsula.

It had a high value in ancient times which is illustrated by the fact that often myrrh was worth more than its own weight in gold. According to Christian beliefs, it was one of the three gifts that the Magi offered to the infant Jesus.

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