Kuch

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Kuch arabice persica vel khauch.


Apparatus:

Ms. e omits the text of this entry after the head word Khuch and replaces it with the text of the following entry Kulb: Khuch arabice miliũ solis …… {Cf. Kulb}
arabice om. p
Kuch ABC j | Khuch ep | Khurch f
khauch AC | kha͠nch f | cauch B | kchauch j | cͅkhauch p


Translation:

Kuch or khauch is Arabic for Latin persica {"peach"}.


Commentary:

khauch:
Wehr (1976): ﺧﻮﺥ /ḫawḫ/ "peach" (eg.), "plum" (syr.).
Siggel (1950: 33): ﺧﻮﺥ /ḫawḫ/ Prunus persica (Ros.), Pfirsich {i.e. "peach"}.

Kuch:
Kuch is a North African form, cf. Harrell, Sobelman & Fox (2004: 222): “xux, n.u. –a 1. peach. 2. peach tree”. N.b. xux = /ḫūḫ. nomen unitatis: xuxa = /ḫūḫa/.

WilfGunther (talk) 22:28, 22 October 2015 (BST)

See also: Persica


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