Iacot

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Iacot arabice lapis iacintus.


Apparatus:

iacintus (-cĩt- B) ABC e | iacinctus f


Translation:

Iacot is Arabic for Latin lapis iacintus {lit. "hyacinth stone"}.


Commentary:

Cf. Siggel (1950: 89): ﻳﺎﻗﺩ ,ﻳﺎﻗﻮﺕ {/yāqud/} /yāqūt/ "Rubin, Saphir, Korund" v. g. /hyákinthos/ ὑάκινθος {i.e. "ruby, sapphire, corundum" from Greek /hyákinthos/ ὑάκινθος}.

Lapis iacintus, more traditionally lapis hyacinthus was the name of a precious stone of the colour of a hyacinth, most likely blue/purple, perhaps an aquamarine.

Wilf Gunther 29/11/13


See also: Iacintus

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