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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Hys"sop
A plant (Hyssopus officinalis). The leaves have an aromatic smell, and a warm, pungent taste.

Note: ☞ The hyssop of Scripture is supposed to be a species of caper (Capparis spinosa), but probably the name was used for several different plants.

Etymology: OE. hysope ysope, OF. ysope, F. hysope hyssope, L. hysopum hyssopum hyssopus, Gr. �, �, an aromatic plant, fr. Heb. ēsov

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  1. Bitter leaves used sparingly in salads; dried flowers used in soups and tisanes
  2. A European mint with aromatic and pungent leaves used in perfumery and as a seasoning in cookery; often cultivated as a remedy for bruises; yields hyssop oil

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  • How unique is the name Hyssop? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Hyssop was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Hyssop: Your name in reverse order is Possyh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Shposy. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Hyssop born Jun 8, 1998

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).