Meaning of myrrhophore in English:

myrrhophore

Pronunciation /ˈməːrəfɔː/

noun

Art
  • Each of the women, usually three in number, traditionally represented in art as carrying spices to the sepulchre of Christ.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Anna Jameson (1794–1860), writer and art historian. Probably from Byzantine Greek μυροϕόρος bearing unguents (from ancient Greek μύρον unguent, perfume + -ϕόρος), although apparently (as indicated by the spelling) misapprehended as from ancient Greek μύρρα + -ϕόρος.