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Garicon arabice agaricum.


agaricum | agarion AC
{agaricum} - in ms. j a different hand adds a note: vide supra.


Garicon is Arabic for Latin agaricum.


Arabic according to Siggel has these loans ultimately from Greek ἀγαρικόν /agarikón/:
Siggel (1950: 15): ﺍﻏﺎﺭﻳﻗﻮﻥ /aġārīqūn/ e. Pilz der Agaricusgruppe; … Polyporus officinalis Fries. {i.e. “fungus of the Agaricus group”}; id. (1950: 54): ﻏﺎﺭﻳﻗﻮﻥ /ġārīqūn/ = ﺍﻏﺎﺭﻳﻗﻮﻥ /aġārīqūn/.

Witnesses AC seem to reflect a form closer to Greek: agaricon miscopied as agarion.

It is most likely that Arabic received ﻏﺎﺭﻳﻗﻮﻥ /ġārīqūn/ = ﺍﻏﺎﺭﻳﻗﻮﻥ /aġārīqūn/ through Syriac transmission, cf. Gignoux (2011: 16): gryqwn «agaric (champignon)».

WilfGunther (talk) 18:11, 15 November 2015 (GMT)

See also Agaricus.

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