Almug

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Almug (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n almug The wood of a tree brought from Ophir by the ships of Hiram and servants of Solomon, wrought into the ornaments and musical instruments of the temple, esteemed for its beauty of grain or for its agreeable odor; probably a sandal-wood of India.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Almug al′mug the wood of a tree described in the Bible as brought from Ophir in the time of Solomon, for the house and temple at Jerusalem, and for musical instruments—probably the red sandalwood of India.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb., perh. borrowed fr. Skr. valguka, sandalwood
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb. algummîm, almuggîm. The better form is Algum.

Usage

In literature:

The walls of these chambers were of cedar, the roof of the noble almug wood, and the floor of poplar boards.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
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
And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees and precious stones.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
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