Faringes

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Faringes grece fauces farinx faux et cetera.


Apparatus:

Faringes ABC e | Faringos f

farix ABC | farĩx e

fauces farinx om. f

et cetera om. B ef


Translation:

Faringes is Greek for Latin fauces farinx faux etc.


Commentary:

Greek φάρυγξ /phárynx/ means "throat", here used in the plural φάρυγγες /phárynges/. Simon offers as translations: fauces "the upper part of the throat, from the root of the tongue to the entrance of the gullet; pharynx, throat, gullet" acc. to Lewis & Short, a plural word that is rarely used in its singular faux, which Simon mentions. Farix is obviously farinx, at one time written as farĩx and then copied with loss of '~’. This is a phonetic rendering of the medieval pronunciation of this Greek word: /farinx/.

Anatomically the pharynx connects the back of the mouth and nose to the oesophagus, while the larynx is the voice-box.

See also: Larinx

WilfGunther 14/11/13


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