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σμύρνα

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
σμύρνα, ης, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
smyrna
Simplified transliteration: 
smyrna
Numbers
Strong's number: 
4666
GK Number: 
5043
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
2
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-1c
Gloss: 
myrrh, an aromatic resinous gum
Definition: 
myrrh, an aromatic bitter resin, or gum, issuing by incision, and sometimes spontaneously, from the trunk and larger branches of a small thorny tree growing in Egypt, Arabia, and Abyssinia, much used by the ancients in unguents, Mt. 2:11; Jn. 19:39*

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 2:11 Upon entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and falling to their knees they worshiped him. Then opening their treasure chests, they presented him with gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh (smyrnan | σμύρναν | acc sg fem).
John 19:39 Nicodemus, who earlier had come to Jesus at night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh (smyrnēs | σμύρνης | gen sg fem) and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.