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6342Re: [hugoye-list] Nestorian title "iffeliq"

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  • Nikolai Seleznyov
    Apr 18, 2014
      Dear Matthew,


      Leonharti Rauwolfen, der Artzney Doctorn, und bestelten Medici zu
      Augspurg. Aigentliche beschreibung der Raiß, so er vor diser zeit gegen
      Auffgang inn die Morgenländer, fürnemlich Syriam, Iudæam, Arabiam,
      Mesopotamiam, Babyloniam, Assyriam, Armeniam u. nicht ohne geringe mühe
      unnd grosse gefahr selbs volbracht... (Laugingen, 1583)

      a similar reference can be found. I have marked it in the PDF:


      (Let me know if you are interested in the full text of the travelogue)



      Nikolai N. Seleznyov,
      Associate Professor,
      Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies,
      Russian State University for the Humanities.

      18.04.2014 2:47, Lubin, Matthew wrote:
      > Fellow Listmembers,
      > There is one further question I have – sorry to be rather
      > information-needy just now. Riccoldo da Montecroce also says that “the
      > Nestorians say of their patriarch, whom they call /iffelic/, which means
      > universal, in a moment, in the blink of an eye went from Baghdad, where
      > rests his seat, to Mecca…”
      > Consulting Payne’s Syriac dictionary, I see nothing like
      > iffeliq/afaliq/efeliq nor ipeliq, apaliq, epeliq. Any suggestions for
      > the word for “universal” that Riccoldo heard or read here? The date is
      > likely 1288-89.
      > Yours,
      > Matthew
      > Matthew Lubin
      > Research Collaborator
      > Department of History
      > University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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