Algum

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Algum (Script) A tree or wood of the Bible (2 Chron. ii. 8; 1 K. x. 11).☞ Most writers at the present day follow Celsius, who takes it to be the red sandalwood of China and the Indian Archipelago.
    • n Algum Same as Almugand etymologically preferable).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n algum A tree, in the time of Solomon and Hiram, growing on Mount Lebanon, along with cedar- and fir-trees, sought for the construction of the temple; according to both the Septuagint and Vulgate versions, the pine. It was not identical with the almug-tree, which was brought from Ophir. See almug.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Algum al′gum Same as Almug.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb., perh. borrowed fr. Skr. valguka, sandalwood

Usage

In literature:

Podem passar par Portugal em qualquer Nao que selle ofreser semque che ponha Impedimento algum Bahia, 19 Mayo, 1742.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17" by Robert Kerr
Almug, a species of Cedar mentioned 1 Kings, c. 10. v. 11. is styled Algum in 2 Chron.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I." by Jacob Bryant
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