(Heb. copher), mentioned in Cant. 1:14 (R.V., "henna-flowers"); 4:13 (R.V., "henna"), is the al-henna of the Arabs, a native of Egypt, producing clusters of small white and yellow odoriferous flowers, whence is made the Oleum Cyprineum. From its leaves is made the peculiar auburn dye with which Eastern women stain their nails and the palms of their hands. It is found only at Engedi, on the shore of the Dead Sea. It is known to botanists by the name Lawsonia alba or inermis, a kind of privet, which grows 6 or 8 feet high. The margin of the Authorized Version of the passages above referred to has "or cypress," not with reference to the conifer so called, but to the circumstance that one of the most highly appreciated species of this plant grew in the island of Cyprus.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Camphire — Cam phire (k[a^]m f[imac]r), n. An old spelling of {Camphor}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • camphire — [kam′fīr΄] n. 〚var. of CAMPHOR: used in KJV (S. of Sol. 1:14) to transl. Heb kōpher, henna plant〛 HENNA * * * …   Universalium

  • camphire — [kam′fīr΄] n. [var. of CAMPHOR: used in KJV (S. of Sol. 1:14) to transl. Heb kōpher, henna plant] HENNA …   English World dictionary

  • camphire — I. ˈkamˌfī(ə)r now dialect variant of camphor II. noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English camphire, caumfre camphor more at camphor : henna …   Useful english dictionary

  • camphire — noun the fragrant henna flower (or plant): Lawsonia alba A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, Spikenard and… …   Wiktionary

  • camphire — cam·phire …   English syllables

  • Plants in the Bible — • Discusses all of the types of plants mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Plants in the Bible     Plants in the Bible      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Yemenite Jews — Infobox Ethnic group group = Yemenite Jews population = c.400,000 region1 = flagcountry|Israel pop1 = 360,000 + region2 = flagcountry|USA pop2 = c. 30,000 + region3 = flagcountry|Yemen pop3 = 260 languages = Hebrew, Arabic, Yemenite Hebrew… …   Wikipedia

  • Cornell 1964 — Livealbum von Charles Mingus Veröffentlichung 2007 Label Blue Note Records …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Abraham Saba — (1440 ndash; 1508) was a preacher in Castile who became a pupil of Isaac de Leon. At the time of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain he took refuge in Portugal, where he met with further misfortune; for scarcely had he settled in Oporto when… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”