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Sciracost arabice species est manne ut apud Avicennam capitulo de manna.


spe͡s { = species} | speties B


Sciracost is Arabic for a kind of manna, as stated in Avicenna’s chapter De manna {"On manna"}.


A text virtually identical with this entry is found with further commentary under Xiracost, q.v.

P.s. Simon uses an "Italian" spelling for Sciracost and a "Hispanic" spelling in Xiracost. Since Latin did not have the sound /š/, IPA [ʃ], as found word-initially in English in "shoe", new conventions for the representation of this sound had to be found and were beginning to be hesitantly established by the medieval scribes.

WilfGunther 11:47, 12 June 2015 (BST)

See also: Xiracost, Mana

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