Busadum

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Busadum scripsit Stephanus pro bassed quod corallus est.


Apparatus:

Busadum | Busadruӡ ms. e
bassed (bassed j) ACD j | based B | basset p | bassӡ f | bassem e {‘sӡ’ = ‘sed’ misread as ‘sem’}
corallus | coralus B
corallus est ACD | e. c. B efjp


Translation:

Stephanus writes busadum for Arabic bassed, which is in Latin corallus {"coral"}.


Commentary:

Stephanus in his Breviarium writes koralliõ … busadũ merianũ [[1]].
N.b.: koralliõ is Greek κοράλλιον /korállion/, κοράλιον /korálion/ κωράλλιον /kōrállion/ κωράλιον /kōrálion/ "coral, esp. red coral" (LSJ), adopted into Latin as coralium, corallum, corallius. Simon's corallus is medieval.

busadũ:
is Arabic ﺑﺴﺪ /bussad/ {"coral"}, cf. Siggel (1950: 20); and

merianũ:
is Arabic ﻣﺮﺟﺎﻥ /marğān/ {"pearl, coral"} cf. Siggel (1950: 67).


WilfGunther 08/07/2014


See also: Based, Besed, Mergen, Lithodendron.

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