Unguent

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Unguent

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Unguent is an ointment or salve used for healing. Some used by Hedge Witches are no more than any fatty substance to which various powdered herbs have been added. A concoction made from mallow leaves steeped in vegetable shortening and then strained is an example of an unguent used for protection. Rubbed into the skin, this is supposed to keep all evil at bay and protect from harmful black magic.

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16) poterat enim unguentum istud ueniri plus quam trecentis denariis (Mk 14.
Entry 186 of the Lacnunga also makes a request for complete bodily coverage: "Deus pater omnipotens & Criste Ihesu Filii Dei rogo ut mittere digneris benedictionem tuam & medicinam celaestem & diuinam protectionem super hoc unguentum, ut perficiat ad salutem et ad perfectionem contra omnes egritudines corporum uel omnium membrorum intus uel foris omnibus istud unguentum smnentibus" [God, omnipotent Father, and Christ Jesus, Son of God, I ask that you deign to send your blessing and heavenly medicine and divine protection upon this ointment, so that it may bring about health and a state of perfection against all sicknesses of the body or of all of the members, within or without, for all who use that ointment] (Pettit, Anglo-Saxon Remedies, 128-29).
El resto de glosarios del CGL divergen mucho de esta equivalencia: unos identifican stibio con color y otros con una herba o unguentum de herbis.