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Lien splen.


Lien AC | Lien idest B | Lien .i. f | Lien splen om. e

Ms. f has collapsed this entry Lien and the one following it: Liernalis – written as "ienalis" by f – into one entry.


Latin lien is the same as Greek/Latin splen {"spleen"}.


Latin lien, variant lienis, means "spleen". Its Greek equivalent σπλήν /splḗn/ was adopted into Latin as splen, which in late Antiquity was gaining ground against its rival lien. Presumably Simon included it, because he saw it as a rare word.

Wilf Gunther 04/03/13

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