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 Wine-month. (Anglo-Saxon, Win-monath.)Win’trith. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wine Mingled with Myrrh (Mark xv. 23).
 
Called by the Romans Murrhina (vinum myrrha conditum), given to malefactors to intoxicate them, that their sufferings from crucifixion might be somewhat deadened.   1
        “‘Falernum’ (that divina potio) was flavoured with myrrh.”
 


 Wine-month. (Anglo-Saxon, Win-monath.)Win’trith. 

 
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