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Agní odmí - (hagne odme; Gr. ἁγνὴ ὀδμή, ΑΓΝΗ ΟΔΜΗ) sacred odor, i.e. frankincense.

Livanás - (Libanas; Gr. λιβανᾶς, ΛΙΒΑΝΑΣ = λιβανοπώλης = λιβανωτοπώλης) a dealer in frankincense.

Liváninos - (libaninos; Gr. λιβάνινος, ΛΙΒΑΝΙΝΟΣ. Adjective.) made of frankincense.

Livanídion - (libanidion; Gr. λιβανίδιον, ΛΙΒΑΝΙΔΙΟΝ, dim. of λἰβανος. Noun.) small frankincense tree

Livanítis - (libanitis; Gr. λιβανῖτις, ΛΙΒΑΝΙΤΙΣ. Noun.) title of Aphrodite, likely referring to some connection to Lebanon rather than frankincense. 

Livanízoh - (libanizdo; Gr. λιβανίζω, ΛΙΒΑΝΙΖΩ. Verb.) smelling like frankincense.

Livanóhdis - (libanodis; Gr. λιβανώδης, ΛΙΒΑΝΩΔΗΣ. Adjective.) similar to frankincense.

Livanohtopóhlis - (libanotopoles; Gr. λιβανωτοπώλης, ΛΙΒΑΝΩΤΟΠΩΛΗΣ = λιβανοπώλης = λιβανᾶς. All Nouns.) a dealer in frankincense.

Livanohtídion - (libanotidion; Gr. λιβανωτίδιον, ΛΙΒΑΝΩΤΙΔΙΟΝ, Dim. of λιβανωτἰς. Noun.) small incense-burner, censer.

Livanohtízo - (libanotizo; Gr. λιβανωτίζω, ΛΙΒΑΝΩΤΙΖΩ. Verb.) purify with frankincense smoke.

Livanohtophóros - (libanotophoros; Gr. λιβανωτοφόρος, ΛΙΒΑΝΩΤΟΦΟΡΟΣ. Adjective.) producing frankincense.

Livanohtós - (libanotos; Gr. λιβανωτός, ΛΙΒΑΝΩΤΟΣ. Noun) frankincense, the gum of the tree Boswellia Carterii, used for purification and as an offering. This is the main word for frankincense.

Livanohtrís - (libanotris; Gr. λιβανωτρίς, ΛΙΒΑΝΩΤΡΙΣ. Noun.) censer, incense-burner.

Livanókhroös - (libanocroös; Gr. λιβανόχροος, ΛΙΒΑΝΟΧΡΟΟΣ. Adjective.) having the color of frankincense, the color of incense.

Livanokaia - (libanokaia; Gr. λιβανοκαΐα, ΛΙΒΑΝΟΚΑΙΑ) burning of incense.

Livanómandis - (libanomantis; Gr. λιβανόμαντις, ΛΙΒΑΝΟΜΑΝΤΙΣ. Noun.) one who reads oracles from smoke of frankincense.

Livanománna - (libanomanna; Gr. λιβανομάννα, ΛΙΒΑΝΟΜΑΝΝΑ. Noun.) powdered incense or powdered frankincense, possibly frankincense mixed with manna.

Livanophóros - (libanophoros; Gr. λιβανοφόρος, ΛΙΒΑΝΟΦΟΡΟΣ. Adjective.) producing or bearing frankincense or incense.

Livanopóhlis - (livanopoles; Gr. λιβανοπώλης, ΛΙΒΑΝΟΠΩΛΗΣ = λιβανᾶςλιβανωτοπώλης. All Nouns.) a dealer in frankincense.

Lívanos - (libanos; Gr. λίβανος, ΛΙΒΑΝΟΣ) frankincense-treeBoswellia Carterii, any incense tree.

Livanothíki - (libanothiki; Gr. λιβανοθήκη, ΛΙΒΑΝΟΘΗΚΗ) incense-box.


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