Sefra (2)

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Sefra arabice est colera liber de doctrina arabica.


Sefra is Arabic for Latin colera {"gall"} according to the liber de doctrina arabica.


Simon's often quoted source, the liber de doctrina arabica, has so far not been identified, but cf. what must be a similar glossary/dictionary- Vocabulista - ed. Schiaparelli (1871: 130): ﺻﻔﺮﺍ /ṣafrā/ Colera [[1]]; (1871: 298): COLERA ﺻﻔﺮﺍ /ṣafrā/ [[2]]

Cf. Wehr (1976): ﺻﻔﺮﺍﺀ /ṣafrāʔ/ "bile, gall"

WilfGunther 11:29, 22 August 2014 (BST)

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