ligusticum, which is lovage, carried from Liguria, which is the coast of Genoa

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ligusticum, which is lovage, carried from Liguria, which is the coast of Genoa.

Original French:  Liguſticum, c’eſt Liueſche, apportée de Ligurie, c’eſt la couſte de Genes.

Modern French:  Ligusticum, c’est Livesche, apportée de Ligurie, c’est la couste de Gènes.



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Levisticum

Levisticum

Meydenbach, Jacob, Ortus Sanitatis. Mainz, Germany: 1491. 115v. University of Cambridge Digital Library

Ligusticum

Ligusticum

Meydenbach, Jacob, Ortus Sanitatis. Mainz, Germany: 1491. 118v. University of Cambridge Digital Library

Ligustrum [?]

ligustrum
Ligustrum vulgare L.
English: common privet

Laguna, Andres (ca. 1511 – 1559), Annotationes in Dioscoridem Anazarbeum … iuxta vetustissimorum codicum fidem elaboratae.. Lyon: Apud Gulielmum Rovillium, 1554. Smithsonian Libraries

ligusticum

Ligusticum silvestre est in Liguriae suae montibus, seritur ubique; suavius sativum sed sine viribus. panacem aliqui vocant; Crateuas apud Graecos cunilam bubulam eo nomine appellat, ceteri vero conyzam, id est cunilaginem, thymbram vero quae sit cunila.

Lovage grows wild in the mountains of its native Liguria, but is cultivated everywhere; the cultivated kind is sweeter but lacks strength. Some people call it panax, but the Greek writer Crateuas gives that name to cow-cunila, though all others call that conyza [Elecampane, or fleabane], which is really cunilago, while real cunila they call thymbra.

Pliny the Elder (23–79 AD), The Natural History. Volume 5: Books 17–19. Harris Rackham (1868–1944), translator. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1950. 19.50. Loeb Classical Library

lovage

In the original Liueſche which Cotgrave interprets Lovage of Lombardy. Cambridge Dictionary says the same of Ligusticum, and reason good.

Rabelais, François (ca. 1483–1553), The Works of Francis Rabelais, M.D. The Third Book. Now carefully revised, and compared throughout with the late new edition of M. Le du Chat. John Ozell (d. 1743), editor. London: J. Brindley, 1737.

ligusticum, c’est livesche

Plante médicinale.

Rabelais, François (ca. 1483–1553), Le Rabelais moderne, ou les Œuvres de Rabelais mises à la portée de la plupart des lecteurs. François-Marie de Marsy (1714-1763), editor. Amsterdam: J.-F. Bernard, 1752. p. 150. Google Books

Ligusticum

Plante médicinale. Livesche vient de ligusticum, par le changement du g en v, et par contraction, et ligusticum de Liguria.

Rabelais, François (ca. 1483–1553), Œuvres de Rabelais (Edition Variorum). Tome Cinquième. Charles Esmangart (1736–1793), editor. Paris: Chez Dalibon, 1823. p. 268. Google Books

Ligusticum

Pliny xix. 5, § 50.

Rabelais, François (ca. 1483–1553), The Five Books and Minor Writings. Volume 1: Books I-III. William Francis Smith (1842–1919), translator. London: Alexader P. Watt, 1893. Internet Archive

ligusticum

Ligusticum, Livèche, de Liguria, parc qu’elle se trouve communément sur la côte génoise. « Ligisticum silvestre est in Liguriae suæ montivus », dit Pline, XIX, 50. Genre d’Ombelliféres comprenant div. est. de Corse, des Alpes, des Pyrénées. S’agit-il ici de Ligusticum levisticum, L. ? (Paul Delaunay)

Rabelais, François (ca. 1483–1553), Oeuvres. Édition critique. Tome Cinquieme: Tiers Livre. Abel Lefranc (1863-1952), editor. Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, 1931. p. 349. Internet Archive

Ligusticum

Pline, XIX, i.

Rabelais, François (ca. 1483–1553), Œuvres complètes. Mireille Huchon, editor. Paris: Gallimard, 1994. p. 504, n. 4.

ligustrum

ligustrum. [Latin ligustrum privet, adopted by Linnæus (Hortus Cliffortianus (1737)) and earlier botanists as the name of a genus.]

privet.

1664 John Evelyn Kalendarium hortense in Sylva, or a discourse of forest-trees 71 July… Flowers in Prime, or yet lasting… Oleanders red and white, Agnus Castus, Arbutus, Yucca, Olive, Ligustrum, Tilia, &c.


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