Dehen

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Dehen arabice est omne oleum preter olivarum quod proprie zait vocatur.


Apparatus:

omne C | õne B | om͡e f | o͞e A | con͞e (?) ms. e

oleum (-eũ A e) AC e | ol͞m f | oll’m B


Translation:

Dehen is Arabic for any oil except from olives, which is properly called zait {in Arabic}.


Commentary:

Wehr (1976): ﺩﻫﻦ /duhn/, possibly a plural form: ﺩﻫﺎﻥ /dihān/ "oil (edible, lubricating, for the skin); fat, grease". Siggel (1950: 35): ﺩﻫﻦ /duhn/ "1.) Öl; 2.) Auszug aus e. Pflanzenteil od. e. sonstigen Substanz, Extract, Saft" {i.e. "1.) oil; 2.) extraction from a part of a plant or any other substance; extract, juice"}.

Wehr (1976): ﺫﯾﭞ /zayt/ "oil". Siggel (1950: 40): ﺫﯾﭞ /zayt/ "Öl v. Olea europaea, Olivenöl" {i.e. "oil from O. europaea; olive oil"}.


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