sirsen (c.1300)

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sirsen (c.1300)


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ls(loanword: Arabic (?))

The context suggests the word is an Arabic borrowing, though no such etymon has been identified.


1pathol.(feverish) madness, frenzy, delirium
( c.1300; MS: s.xivin )  Frenesie avient en fevre ague. De Avicenne est apelé karabicus e Almasor l'apele sirsen  ii 139
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