Chromion

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Chromion Stephanus basalum .i. cepe.


Apparatus:

Chromion AC | Cromion B | Chronnon? or Chromion f | Chronnor? or Chromior ms. e


Translation:

{For Greek} Chromion Stephanus writes basalum, which is in Latin cepe {"onion"}.


Commentary:

Stephanus in his Breviarium writes: kromiõ … basalum [[1]].

Greek κρόμμυον /krómmyon/ means "onion", and the Arabic word that means the same is ﺑﺼﻞ /baṣal/, which Stephanus Latinises as basalum. The practice of Latinising Arabic word for which exist perfectly good indigenous lexemes is one of Stephanus’s whims.

WilfGunther 17:01, 22 September 2014 (BST)

See also: Cepe, Basal

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