alabastron <211>

alabastron alabastron

Pronunciation:al-ab'-as-tron
Origin:from alabastros (of uncertain derivation), the name of a stone
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PrtSpch:n n
In Greek:alabastron 4
In NET:an alabaster jar 3, jar 1
In AV:alabaster box 3, box 1
Count:4
Definition:1) a box made of alabaster in which unguents are preserved
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The ancients considered alabaster to be the best material in
which to preserve their ointments. Breaking the box, probably
means breaking the seal of the box.
neuter of alabastros (of uncertain derivation), the name of a stone;
properly, an "alabaster" box, i.e. (by extension) a perfume vase (of
any material):-(alabaster) box.

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