6461Syriac & Arabic terms for "arcosolium," etc.
- Jun 6 2:20 PMDear Colleagues,
To make a long story short, I'm trying to form a mental picture of
what a "sidilla" is. Is there anything like it in Syriac?
In Arabic, it can be a part of a house, or a throne room, or a place
of burial in a castle. The Arabic term seems to be derived from the
Latin sedilia (see Goitein, A Mediterranean Society; Wheeler
Thackston, p.c., rejects Ibn Khallikan's Persian etymology).
However, I still can't picture it. Is it something like an
arcosolium? And what, for that matter, is the term for arcosolium in
Syriac and/or Arabic?
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