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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary

Anise

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an annual umbeliferous plant, the seeds of which have an aromatic smell, a pleasant warm taste, and a carminative quality, But by ανηθον , Matthew 23:23 , the dill is meant. Our translators seem to have been first misled by a resemblance of the sound. No other versions have fallen into the mistake. The Greek of anise is ανισον ; but of dill, ανηθον .

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Anise'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wtd/a/anise.html. 1831-2.

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