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Dabach arabice viscus ut apud Avicennam et Serapionem.


Serapionem et Avicennam B efjp | A. & Sera. AC


Dabach is Arabic for Latin viscus {"mistletoe, birdlime"} as found in Avicenna and Serapion.


Wehr (1976): ﺩﺑﻖ /dibq/ "birdlime"; perhaps better: ﺩﺑﻖ /dabiq/ "sticky, gluey, limy".
Siggel (1950: 34): ﺩﺑﻖ /dibq/ Viscum od. Loranthus, Mistel {i.e. "mistletoe"}.

A vocalisation closer to Simon’s is found in Karbstein (2002): 102) “16) Leim {i.e “glue”} ﺩﺑﻖ ... ﻋﺠﻤﻴﺔ ﻗﻮﻟﺔ /dabq(i) … ʕağamīya qūla/ “/dabq/ is called /qūla/ in Romance”.
For ﻗﻮﻟﺔ /qūla/ cf. Catalan ,Spanish and Portuguese cola {IPA Catalan ['kɔlə], Portuguese ['kɔlɐ]} “glue; gum”.

Simon is referring to [Goehl] Canon Avicennae, liber secundus, Capitulum 728. De visco (annotation: debach); also available online in the Lyon edition (1522: 127r) De visco Ca. dccxxviii [[1]].
The Arabic original is found p. 157, ﺩﺑﻖ /dbq/ unvocalised [[2]];

[Goehl] Serapionis Liber aggregatus: Viscus. 162. (165.): Dababch id est viscus. This text is also available online in the 1531 edition: De temperamentis simplicium, p. 116f: DE VISCO CLXVII [3]].

Cf. also: Stephanus in his Breviarium writes: Icsos uiscus debagum corrected, superscript ‘c’ added over ‘g’ by a different hand: debagcum.
N.b. Greek ἰξός, /ixós/ means “mistletoe; birdlime”.

WilfGunther (talk) 11:53, 26 November 2016 (GMT)

See also: Adibic, Viscus

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