Karathin

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Karathin arabice lumbrici terrestres isculi intestina terre gisenteria grece.


Apparatus:

Karathin AC e | Karatin fj | Karatĩ B p
lumbrici | lombrici ms. e
terrestres | terestres ej
isculi | iuscli B | istuli j
gisenteria | giscẽteria B | dissinteria ms. e


Translation:

Karathin is Arabic for Latin lumbrici terrestres {"earth-worms"}, or isculi {id.}, or as the Greeks call them: "intestines of the earth" gisenteria.


Commentary:

Karathin:
Wehr (1976): ﺧﺮﺍﻃﻳﻦ /ḫarāṭīn/ "a kind of earthworm". Siggel (1950: 31): ﺧﺮﺍﻃﻳﻦ /ḫarāṭīn/ Erdwürmer, Regenwurm {i.e. "earthworm"}.

This word is of Persian origin, cf. Steingass (1892: 451) خراتین /ḫarātīn/ "Earth-worms".


WilfGunther (talk) 07/12/2013


See also Caratim; for isculi and gisenteria see Gesenteria.


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