azech

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Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Andalusian Arabic, from Arabic زَاج (zāj, metal sulphate, vitriol).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [aˈdzetʃ], [aˈdze.tʃe]

Noun[edit]

azech m (plural azeches)

  1. any of several metallic sulfates with distinct properties; vitriol
    • c. 1250, Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 42v.
      DEl ſeteno grado del ſigno de uirgo, es la piedra a que llamá azech. Esta es de .iiij. maneras. / Ala primera dizen çori / Ala ſegunda calcatar. / Ala tercera calcadiz, ¬ ala quarta calcant.
      Of the seventh degree of the sign of Virgo is the stone they call vitriol. It takes four forms: the first they call çori, the second calcatar, the third calcadiz and the fourth calcant.
    • Idem, 43v.
      Et eſte azech es limpio ¬ claro de color, ¬ mas peſado que los otros azeches. pero a parte có todos ellos en las ṕpriedades que an […]
      And this vitriol is clean and of a light color, and it is heavier than other vitriols, but it shares with them all their properties […]

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