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Cedrides vocatur apud Dyascoridem et Plinium fructus ipsius cedri.


Cedrides ABC ej | Cedridos f {'e' misread as 'o'} | Cedristes p
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Cedrides is the word used in Dyascorides as well as in Pliny for the fruit of cedrus {"cedar, juniper"}.


Greek κεδρίς /kedrís/, pl. κεδρίδες /kedrídes/, derived from κέδρος /kédros/ {"cedar, juniper"} and Latinised as cedris, pl. cedrides, is the "fruit of the cedrus tree".

Simon alludes to ultimately Dioscorides Longobardus, 1, 87, ed. Mihăescu (1938: 47) De semen cedrie, where he says: Cedrides dicitur semen arboris cedri - "Cedrides is the name given to the seed/fruit of the cedrus tree".
This text is also available online: Hofmann & Auracher (1883: 87) De cedru & cedrja [[1]].

The original Greek text can be found in 1, 77, ed. Wellmann (1906-14: I.77-8) [[2]] κέδρος /kédros/ {and further on in the chapter} κεδρíδες δὲ καλοῦνται οἱ ἐξ αὐτῆς καρποί /kedrídes dè kaloûntai hoi ex autês karpoí/, which means the same as its Latin equivalent.

Simon's allusion is to Pliny, 24, 12, 20, ed. W.H.S. Jones (1938-63: VII.18), which begins with this brief statement: Cedrides, hoc est fructus cedri – "Cedrides is the fruit of cedrus {'cedar, juniper'}."

Pliny must have used the same source as Dioscorides because of the strong similarities in both authors as to their descriptions and indications.

WilfGunther (talk) 15:08, 21 December 2016 (GMT)

For more information see Cedria.

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