Incensement



[in-sens] /ɪnˈsɛns/

verb (used with object), incensed, incensing.
1.
to inflame with wrath; make angry; enrage.
/ˈɪnsɛns/
noun
1.
any of various aromatic substances burnt for their fragrant odour, esp in religious ceremonies
2.
the odour or smoke so produced
3.
any pleasant fragrant odour; aroma
4.
(rare) homage or adulation
verb
5.
to burn incense in honour of (a deity)
6.
(transitive) to perfume or fumigate with incense
/ɪnˈsɛns/
verb
1.
(transitive) to enrage greatly
n.

late 13c., from Old French encens “sweet-smelling substance,” from Late Latin incensum (nominative incensus) “burnt incense,” literally “something burnt,” neuter past participle of Latin incendere “set on fire” (see incendiary).
v.

“make angry,” early 15c., from Middle French incenser, from Latin incensare, frequentative of Latin incendere “set on fire” (see incendiary). A figurative use of the word used literally in incense (n.). Related: Incensed.

“to offer incense, perfume with incense,” c.1300, from Old French encenser, from encens (see incense (n.)).

a fragrant composition prepared by the “art of the apothecary.” It consisted of four ingredients “beaten small” (Ex. 30:34-36). That which was not thus prepared was called “strange incense” (30:9). It was offered along with every meat-offering; and besides was daily offered on the golden altar in the holy place, and on the great day of atonement was burnt by the high priest in the holy of holies (30:7, 8). It was the symbol of prayer (Ps. 141:1,2; Rev. 5:8; 8:3, 4).

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