Psilla

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Psilla grece pulex inde.


Apparatus:

Psila ABD | Psilla C ef

inde ABDC | inde or uide? f | om. e


Translation:

Psilla is Greek for Latin pulex {"flea"} from which the next entry Psilium is derived.


Commentary:

Greek ψύλλα /psýlla/ - itacist /psíla/ - like Latin pulex means "flea".

Greek υ had changed to ι, i.e. /y/ > /i/ and double consonants like like λλ = /ll/ were no longer distinguished in later Greek spoken language. This explains the inconsistency in some mss.: Psila and Psilla.

Wilf Gunther 16/01/14


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