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From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] unguentum (“‘ointment’”), from unguō (“‘smear with ointment’”), from Proto-Indo-European *ongw- (“‘to salve’”).
- 1809-1812 — William Combe, Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque
- "Alas!" said Syntax, "could I pop / Just now, upon a blacksmith's shop, / Whose cooling unguents would avail / To save poor Grizzle's ears and tail!"
- 1853 — Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Golden Fleece
- So she put a golden box into his hand, and directed him how to apply the perfumed unguent which it contained, and where to meet her at midnight.
- 1890 — Arthur Conan Doyle, A Literary Mosaic
- Thou knowest of old that my temper is somewhat choleric, and my tongue not greased with that unguent which oils the mouths of the lip-serving lords of the land.
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