anointing oil

oil that is ceremoniously placed on a person or thing as a sign of consecration

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Holy anointing oil — The holy anointing oil described in Exodus was created from 500 shekels (about 6 kg) of myrrh, half as much (about 3 kg) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels (about 3 kg) of fragrant cane, kaneh bosm, variously translated as calamus or cannabis),… …   Wikipedia

  • ANOINTING — ANOINTING. The anointing of persons and objects with oil was widespread in ancient Israel and its environment for both practical and symbolical reasons. Its most practical usage was cosmetic, and for medicinal purposes (see cosmetics ). Aside… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Anointing — The Anointing of David, from the Paris Psalter, 10th century (Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris). To anoint is to pour or smear with perfumed oil, milk, water, melted butter or other substances, a process employed ritually by many religions. People… …   Wikipedia

  • Anointing — Anoint A*noint ([.a]*noint ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Anointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Anointing}.] [OF. enoint, p. p. of enoindre, fr. L. inungere; in + ungere, unguere, to smear, anoint. See {Ointment}, {Unguent}.] 1. To smear or rub over with oil or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oil — For other uses, see Oil (disambiguation). An oil is any substance that is liquid at ambient temperatures and does not mix with water but may mix with other oils and organic solvents. This general definition includes vegetable oils, volatile… …   Wikipedia

  • Anointing of the Sick — is distinguished from other forms of religious anointing or unction (an older term with the same meaning) in that it is intended, as its name indicates, for the benefit of a sick person. Other religious anointings occur in relation to other… …   Wikipedia

  • Anointing of the Sick (Catholic Church) — Anointing of the Sick is the ritual anointing of a sick person and is a Sacrament of the Catholic Church. It is also described, using the more archaic synonym unction in place of anointing , as Unction of the Sick or Extreme Unction. [The Council …   Wikipedia

  • Anointing with oil — is a practice of some Protestant bodies for members who are ill. It is usually done at the member s request or that of a close family member, and is based on a passage found in the Epistle of James in the New Testament (James 5:14 15). The… …   Wikipedia

  • Oil — (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc. They are of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oil bag — Oil Oil (oil), n. [OE. oile, OF. oile, F. huile, fr. L. oleum; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Olive}.] Any one of a great variety of unctuous combustible substances, more viscous than and not miscible with water; as, olive oil, whale oil, rock oil, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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