Salch alhaiet

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Salch alhaiet arabice spolium serpentis.


Salch alhaiet f | Salchalhaiec B {'t' misread as 'c'} | Salch alhaech e {*'th'misread as 'ch'} | Salch alhaiel ACD {'t' misread as 'l')


Salch alhaiet is Arabic for Latin spolium serpentis {"stripped off snakeskin"}.


Wehr (1976): ﺳﻠﺦ /salḫ/ "detaching, skinning, flaying; snakeskin, slough"; Wehr (1976): ﺣﻴﺔ, ﺣﻴﺎﺕ /ḥayya/, pl. /ḥayyāt / "snake, serpent, viper".

The last consonant is part of the plural ending in /t/, ﺣﻴﺎﺕ /ḥayyāt/ "snakes", i.e. ﺳﻠﺦ ﺍﻟﺤﻴﺎﺕ /salḫ al-ḥayyāt/, {(lit.) "slough of snakes"}.

See also: Hayet

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