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Teilon arabice buffo.


Teilon AC efj | Theilon p | Tehilon B


Teilon is Arabic for Latin buffo {"toad"}.


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: 138): ﻂﻴﻠﻮﻥ /ṭailūn/ Bufo [[1]]; (1871: 273): BUFO ﻂﻴﻠﻮﻥ /ṭailūn/ [[2]].

Cf. Dozy (1877-81: II.81) ﻂﻴﻠﻮﻥ /ṭailūn/ … crapaud {i.e. "toad"} with Vocabulista and Pedro de Alcalá mentioned as his sources.

Cf. Simonet (1888: 528-9), s.v. THAILÓN ﻂﻴﻠﻮﻥ {/ṭailūn/} «bufo», who says that it is not an Arabic but a Spanish Arabic word similar to Greek χελιδών /khelidṓn/; the latter - apart from "tortoise" - can also mean "toad" in folk language [[3]].

WilfGunther 22:21, 22 September 2014 (BST)

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