Handal

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Handal arabice colloquintida Stephanus hansalum scripsit.


Apparatus:

Handal AC | Handel B f | Handhel e

hansalum ABC | ansalum e | uo hausalum f


Translation:

Handal is Arabic for Latin colloquintida {"colocynth"}. Stephanus writes hansalum.


Commentary:

Wehr (1976): ﺣﻧﻈﻞ /ḥanẓal/ "colocynth (Citrullus colocynthis; bot.)". Siggel (1950: 30): ﺣﻧﻈﻞ /ḥanẓal/, ﺣﻧﻄﻞ /ḥanṭal/ Fr. v. Citrullus colocynthis (Cucurbit.), Koloquinthe.{i.e. "fruit of colocynth"}.

Cf. Stephanus Breviarium: koloquinta agria ... hansalũ [[1]].


See also: Collokintis


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