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Onycha
a nail; claw; hoof, (Heb. sheheleth; Ex. 30:34), a Latin word applied to the operculum, i.e., the claw or nail of the strombus or wing-shell, a univalve common in the Red Sea. The opercula of these shell-fish when burned emit a strong odour "like castoreum." This was an ingredient in the sacred incense. Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'onycha' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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