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Lewis : murra

murra murra (less correctly myrrha, murrha, v. Bramb. Orthog. p. 107), ae, f., = μύρρα . Prop., the myrrh-tree, an Arabian tree, of which myrrh was the sap: murram in iisdem silvis permixtā arbore nasci tradidere aliqui, Plin. 12, 15, 33, § 66; Ov. M. 10, 310; 15, 399.

Meton. Myrrh, the gum which exudes from the myrrh-tree. The ancients used it to flavor their wine; they also anointed their hair with a perfumed unguent made from it: lautissima apud priscos vina erant, murrae odore condita, Plin. 14, 13, 15, § 92: crines murrā madentes, Verg. A. 12, 100: crines murrā madidi, Ov. M. 5, 53; 3, 555; 4, 393; cf. id. Med. Fac. 88.

Personified, the daughter of Cinyras, who was changed into a myrrh-tree, Ov. M. 10, 298 sq.; Hyg. Fab. 58.