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Serne Stephanus pro saro quod est cipressus scripsit.


saro | sare uel saro B
est | & B
cipressus | cypressus ms. e


Serne is what Stephanus writes for Arabic saro, which is in Latin cipressus {"cypress tree"}.


Simon's form in all witnesses is serne. This must be the result of an early misreading of *serue, which transcribes the nomen unitatis of Arabic ﺳﺮﻭ /sarw/ "evergreen cypress (Cupressus sempervirens L.; bot.)" (Wehr, 1976), i.e. ﺳﺮﻭﺓ /sarwa/ "one/a cypress tree". This is confirmed in Stephanus's Breviarium [[1]].

WilfGunther (talk) 18:24, 30 January 2016 (GMT)

See also: Kiparissos, Ciparissus, Saro

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