Definition of Algum
1. n. Same as Almug (and etymologically preferable).
Definition of Algum
1. almug [n -S] - See also: almug
Medical Definition of Algum
1. 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. Origin: Heb, perh. Borrowed fr. Skr. Valguka sandalwood. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Algum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Scripture Natural History by William Howse Groser (1888)
"Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees, out of Lebanon. ... And the king made of the algum trees terraces to the house of the Lord . . . there ..."
2. The plants of the Bible, trees and shrubs by John Hutton Balfour (1866)
"ALMUG OR algum TREK. (Santalum album.} "The navy of Hiram brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees."— i KINGS x. it. ..."
3. A Synopsis of Criticisms Upon Those Passages of the Old Testament in which by Richard Arthur Francis Barrett (1847)
"This does not follow from the context ; the request only being to send timber, the algum, which might have been at Tyre and Zidon for sale, ..."
4. A Dictionary of the Portuguese and English Languages, in Two Parts ...by Antonio Vieyra, Jacinto Dias do Canto by Antonio Vieyra, Jacinto Dias do Canto (1827)
"alguma causa, something. algum dinheiro, some money. algum tempo ... algum tanto escuro, darkish. algum tanto mais cedo, a little sooner. ..."
5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The algum tree is spoken of as a valuable exotic product imported to Palestine by Hiram's and Solomon's fleets (III Kings, x, 11; II Par., ii,8; ix, 10), ..."