rabit (s.xiii-xiv)

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rabit (s.xiii-xiv)


[ FEW: 19,9a 'arab; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  rabite n.; MED:  rabit(e n.; DMLBS: ]

According to OED (Third Edition, 2008), this word represents an aphetic form of Arabit, i.e. Arabic, also attested in English.


gume rabite
1 pharm. bot. gum Arabic, hardened sap of two types of acacia
( MS: 1250-1350 ) Et tunc [...] distempera cum gleire u od gume rabite aparillé si: [...]  161r


1mammalshorsesdromedary or Arabian horse
( MS: s.xiii-xiv )  camelos: chameus; dromedarios: rabitis vel dromedarie  ii 141.73
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