Zahafaram

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Zahafaram arabice crocus et est a latino nam grecus crokos.


Apparatus:

Zahafaran ep | Zahafaram B | Zahataram f {'f' misread as 't'} | Zehafaram AC | Zaharon p
{nam} ut apud nos add. e
{grecus} crokos B efp | crochos AC | torkos j
{crokos} dt (= dicit) add. j


Translation:

Zahafaram is Arabic for crocus, the latter {pronunciation} being from Latin, but a Greek speaker {says} crokos.


Commentary:

Zahafaram:
Cf. Wehr (1976): ﺯﻋﻔﺭﺍﻥ /zaʕfarān/ "saffron". Siggel (1950: 40): ﺯﻋﻔﺭﺍﻥ /zaʕfarān/ Bt.-Staub v. Crocus sativus (Iridac.); Safran {i.e. "pollen from C. sativus, saffron"}

crocus:
The Latin word crocus is of course loaned from Greek κρόκος /krókos/; the spelling crochos in witnesses AC is hypercorrect.


WilfGunther (talk) 10:20, 6 July 2016 (BST)


See also: Krocos


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