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English translation: mace, musk

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11:28 Sep 18, 2000
Latin to English translations [PRO]
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Latin term or phrase: macir and muscus
Macir(maccis) and muscus are medicinal substances referred to in medieval medical literature.
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English translation:mace, musk
Explanation:
According to the Shorter O.E.D.:Macis= Red spicy bark from India lately applied to the spice mace. The word "muscus" refers to "musk"= a substance with a strong penetrating odor obtained from a small sac (musk bag) under the skin of the abdomen of the male deer used as the basis of numerous perfumes. The word "nut meg" comes from the latin word "nux muscata" or "musky" nut due to the strong scent resembling that of musk.
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Explanation:
Macir is derived from Sanskrit. I'm afraid I haven't found the translation - if there is one. It's the name of the red, aromatic root-bark of a tree and was (is?) used in Ayurvedic medicine to cure dysentery.

More at this address: www.hindubooks.org/sudheer_birodkar/india_contribution/prod...


Mucus is Latin and means moss. At www.health-nutrition-4u.com/table/1clubmos.htm.
there is much information about the use of the common club moss in traditional medicine.


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mace, musk


Explanation:
According to the Shorter O.E.D.:Macis= Red spicy bark from India lately applied to the spice mace. The word "muscus" refers to "musk"= a substance with a strong penetrating odor obtained from a small sac (musk bag) under the skin of the abdomen of the male deer used as the basis of numerous perfumes. The word "nut meg" comes from the latin word "nux muscata" or "musky" nut due to the strong scent resembling that of musk.

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