250. aloé
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aloé: aloe
Original Word: ἀλόη, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: aloé
Phonetic Spelling: (al-o-ay')
Short Definition: aloes
Definition: aloes, the powdered fragrant aloe wood.

HELPS word-Studies

250 alóē – "The strongly aromatic, quick-drying sap of a tree (the Aquillaria) – mixed with myrrh and used for embalming" (BAGD); "the true aloe plant (Aloē succotrina Lam, The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, 1:99).

250 (aloē) was used in ancient times for embalming fluid mixed with myrrh. Aloē is used in the Septuagint (S of Sol 4:14) as a "spice of love."

[It probably refers to an aromatic substance derived from the eaglewood tree (Aquilaria agallocha, ibid), CBL.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain origin
NASB Translation
aloes (1).

STRONGS NT 250: ἀλόη

ἀλόη (on the accent see Chandler § 149), (ης, , (commonly ξυλαλόν, ἀγάλλοχον), Plutarch, "the aloe, aloes: John 19:39. The name of an aromatic tree which grows in eastern India and Cochin China, and whose soft and bitter wood the Orientals used in fumigation and in embalming the dead (as, according to Herodotus, the Egyptians did), Hebrew אֲהָלִים and אֲהָלות (see Muhlau and Volck under the words), Numbers 24:6; Psalm 45:9; Proverbs 7:17; Song of Solomon 4:14. Arabic:Alluwe; Linn.:Excoecaria Agallochum. Cf. Winers RWB under the word Aloe (Low § 235; BB. DD.).


Of foreign origin (compare akanthinos); aloes (the gum) -- aloes.

see GREEK akanthinos

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