Hasfor

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Hasfor arabice avicule parve.


Apparatus:

Whole entry missing in f
Hasfor B ep | Hastor ACD j {'f' misread as 't'}
auicule ACD ejp | anicule B {'u' misread as 'n'}.


Translation:

Hasfor is Arabic for small birds.


Commentary:

Wehr (1976): ﻋﺼﻔﻮﺭ /ʕuṣfūr/ "sparrow, any small bird".

A vocalisation closer to Simon’s is found in the Vocabulista glossary, ed. Schiaparelli (1871: 143): ﻋﺼﻔﻮﺭ /ʕuṣfūr/ Paser [[1]], but (1871: 512) PASER ﺮﻮﻔﺼﻋ /ʕaṣfūr/ [[2]]; n.b. Latin passer denotes "sparrow, any small bird".

This vocalisation is also attested for Andalusi Arabic in Pedro de Alcalá (1883: 171): chiriuia azfóra {n.b. Mod. Spanish chirivía denotes "wagtail"; azfóra nomen unitatis} [[3]].


WilfGunther 01/07/2013


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