[Sca-cooks] Atraf al-Tib / lisan al-'asafir

emilio szabo emilio_szabo at yahoo.it
Fri Jan 30 13:12:22 PST 2009

There is a medieval text printed in vol. XVII of the medical works of
Arnaldus de Villanova, a 13th century Catalan, died 1309 (IIRC),
translated from an Arabic source, if I am not mistaken. The glossary to
the edition has "lingua avis" for "lisan al-'asafir".


Download the file above and search for "lisan", the third hit should lead you to the entry.

It is also mentioned in another text on materia medica, Serapion:

"Lingua avis / 064v / Lisen hasafir id es lingua avis / Eschensamen ?"


On lingua avis see the 13th century Herbal of Rufinus, edited by Lynn Thorndike in 1946 (page 139).



More information about the Sca-cooks mailing list