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Scascasum Stephanus pro schascas quod est papaver scripsit.


Scascasum (-uʒ j) AC jp | Scascassum f | Scascassuʒ ms. e | Scachasum B
schascas AC p | s caschas ms. e | cascas j | castas B {‘c’ misread as ‘t’} | chãschãs f


Scascasum is Stephanus' rendering of Arabic schascas, which means in Latin papaver {"poppy"}.


This is just a confused copying of Stephanus’ version of Arabic ﺧﺸﺨﺎﺶ /ḫašḫāš/ {"poppy"}. For a more precise transcription see Khaxkhax.

Stephanus in his Breviarium writes: micõ … papauer … chaschasũ [[1]].

WilfGunther (talk) 11:02, 7 November 2015 (GMT)

See Cascasum, Khaxkhax

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