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Etymology edit

From μύρω (múrō) according to the Ancients, and from μύρρα (múrrha) according to Athenaeus. Probably a foreign borrowing; compare Hebrew מֹר (mōr).

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μῠ́ρον (múronn (genitive μῠ́ρου); second declension

  1. any sweet juice distilled from plants and used for unguents or perfumes
  2. unguent, sweet oil, perfume, balsam
    1. chrism; muron
    2. place where unguents were sold, perfumery
    3. (figurative) anything graceful, charming, lovely
      • Palatine Anthology 5.90

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