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Iulben liber de doctrina arabice est legumen dictum pisa.


Iulben (-bẽ B) B efj | Iulbel p | Iulbere AC


Iulben according to the liber de doctrina arabica is a leguminous plant called pisa {"pea"}.


According to Simon’s remarks in Preface § 6 he would have transcribed this lemma *Julben rathen than Iulben because 'I' here portrays the sound /ğ/ as in English "judge", but none of the witnesses consulted makes any distinction in writing between 'J' and 'I'.

Simon's often quoted source, the Liber de doctrina arabica, has so far not been identified, but cf., what must be a similar glossary/dictionary, i.e. Vocabulista, has, ed. Schiaparelli (1871: 80): ﺟﻠﺒﺎﻧﺔ /ğulbāna/ Pisa [[1]]; (1871: 523): ﺟﻠﺒﺎﻧﺔ ﺍﺕ ﺟﻠﺒﺎﻦ PISA /ğulbāna, ~āt, ğulbān/ [[2]].

Cf. Siggel (1950: 25): ﺟﻠﺒﺎﻦ /ğulbān/ Erbsenart v. Pisum od. Ervum; … in Marokko: Pisum sativum (Leg.). {i.e. "a kind of pea of the Pisum or Ervum genus; in Morocco Pisum sativum"}.

WilfGunther 12:08, 25 May 2015 (BST)

See also: Giulben, Gulben

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