Zanda

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Zanda secundum Dyascoridem vocatur quarta species lapatii.


Apparatus:

lapatii AC | lapacii B f | lapacii arabice ms. e {perhaps the scribe assumed that zanda is the Arabic name}


Translation:

According to Dyascorides the fourth kind of lapatium is called zanda.


Commentary:

The ultimate source for Simon is Dioscorides Longobardus, book II, chapter QΗ' (98) De lappatio {"On sorrel"}, where it says: Quartu genus lapati quem multi zandam dicunt ... - "there is a fourth kind of lapatum which many people call zanda ...".

According to André (1956) p.340: zanda is possibly a corruption of the accusative of ὀξάλις /oxális/ "a sort of sorrel, garden sorrel" which is ὀξάλιδα /oxálida/, a form that occurs in some codices of the Greek text, cf. Wellmann vol.I, book II, chapter 114 RV (p.188) on λάπαθον /lápathon/, i.e. "sorrel".

See also: Lapatium


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