3487. nardos
Strong's Concordance
nardos: nard, ointment of nard
Original Word: νάρδος, ου, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: nardos
Phonetic Spelling: (nar'dos)
Short Definition: spikenard, a perfume
Definition: spikenard, a perfume made originally from a plant growing on the Himalayas.
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3487 nárdos – nard (spikenard); an Indian plant, "the nardostachys nardus jatamansi, used for the preparation of a fragrant ointment; ointment of nard: Mk 14:3; Jn 12:3" (Abbott-Smith). When refined, nard is a "perfume, made originally from the 'Nardostachys Jatamansi' growing on the Himalayas" (Souter).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3487: νάρδος

νάρδος, νάρδου, (a Sanskrit word (cf. Fick as in Löw below); Hebrew נֵרְדְּ, Song of Solomon 1:12; Song of Solomon 4:13f);

a. nard, the head or spike of a fragrant East Indian plant belonging to the genus Valeriana, which yields a juice of delicious odor which the ancients used (either pure or mixed) in the preparation of a most precious ointment; hence,

b. nard oil or ointment; so Mark 14:3; John 12:3. Cf. Winer, RWB under the word Narde; Rüetschi in Herzog x., p. 203; Furrer in Schenkel, p. 286f; (Löw, Aramäische Pflanzennamen (Leip. 1881), § 316, p. 368f; Royle in Alex.'s Kitto under the word Nerd; Birdwood in the 'Bible Educator' ii. 152).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Of foreign origin (compare nerd); "nard" -- (spike-)nard.

see HEBREW nerd

Forms and Transliterations
ενάρκησε ενάρκησεν νάρδος ναρδου νάρδου νάρδων nardou nárdou
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Strong's Greek 3487
2 Occurrences

νάρδου — 2 Occ.

Mark 14:3 N-GFS
GRK: ἀλάβαστρον μύρου νάρδου πιστικῆς πολυτελοῦς
NAS: of pure nard; [and] she broke
KJV: of ointment of spikenard very precious;
INT: alabastar flask of ointment of nard pure of great price

John 12:3 N-GFS
GRK: λίτραν μύρου νάρδου πιστικῆς πολυτίμου
NAS: of pure nard, and anointed
KJV: of ointment of spikenard, very costly,
INT: a litra of ointment of nard pure of great price

2 Occurrences

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