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Naham arabice structio avis magna que volare non potest grece struchocamelon dicitur ut in kiranida.


structio | strucio f
structio cãmelon B | struchocamelon AC f | struthiocamelon (strutho- p) ep | strutio cameleon j
kiranida ABC fp | kyranida e | karindia j


Naham is Arabic for Latin structio, a big bird that cannot fly; in Greek it is struthiocamelon as mentioned in the Kyranides.


Wehr (1976): ﻧﻌﺎﻡ /naʕām/ (coll.; n.un.ﺓ) "ostrich (zool.)".
Siggel (1950: 71): ﻧﻌﺎﻡ /naʕām/ Struthio camelus, Vogel Strauß {i.e. "ostrich"}.

The ostrich is mentioned in the Kyranides, 1, ed. Kaimakes (1976: 63-4), (ELEMENTUM XVIII Σ.) as Στρουθιοκάμηλος {/Strouthiokámēlos/}, avis, .i. Struthio gambarum vulgò - "Strouthiokámēlos/, a bird, i.e. in folk language: the Struthio gambarum, i.e. Struthio with the {long} legs".
This text is also available online in the Frankfurt edition (1681: 63ff): “Mysteria physico-medica …”: [[1]]

WilfGunther 25/12/2013

See also: Strutho cameleos

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