Mogra

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Mogra arabice vel almagra est sinopida architectorum qua lineas signant et cetera.


Apparatus:

Mogra BC | Moge or Mogr ms. e | Mogr f | Mogr͂ jp | Mog͂ A
magra om. AC
almagra | almag͂ A
qua | quas f
lineas | ligneas B
et cetera om. B efp


Translation:

Mogra or magra or almagra is in Latin sinopis {"red earth"} of the architects with which they draw lines, etc.


Commentary:

Mogra:
Cf. Siggel (1950: 88): ﻣﻐﺮﺓ /maġra/, /muġra/ Rötelerde, Rötelton, rot u. gelb. {i.e. "red earth; reddish and yellowish cast"}.
ﻣﻐﺮﺓ /maġra/ has a variant vocalisation: /muġra/, the latter being the one represented by Simon's Mogra; Simon's almagra is the same word but with the article, i.e. ﺍﻟﻤﻔﺮﺓ /al-maġra/.

sinopida:
For sinopida see Sinopedion

The text of this entry was adopted by Matthaeus Silvaticus in his Pandectae medicinae.

WilfGunther (talk) 17:15, 30 July 2015 (BST)


See also: Magra, Lutum magra, Milita

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