Susanum

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Susanum scripsit Stephanus pro susen.


Translation:

Stephanus writes susanum for {Arabic} susen {"lily"}.


Commentary:

Stephanus in his Breviarium writes: krrinõ sufanũ albũ [[1]].
N.b. Greek κρίνον /krínon/ means “lily”, see Krimon;
Arabic ﺳﻮﺴﻦ /sūsan/ is given a Latinised ending: susan-um; sufanũ < susanũ with ‘sa’ misread as ‘fa’;
Latin album means "white".


WilfGunther (talk) 21:03, 1 February 2016 (GMT)


See also Susen


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