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Table 6 F. Gallows and hanging: F1. Plant originated from human semen, urine under gallows; F2. Creation of Adam

From: In search of traces of the mandrake myth: the historical, and ethnobotanical roots of its vernacular names

Language/subcategory Name Ethnic transcription Meaning Selected references
F1
Dutch galgejong, galgenjong   [“gallows’ youngling”] [31: 45]; [28: 71]; [102: 35]
Dutch galgenmann, galgemannekens, galgenmanntje   [“gallows’ man”] [107: 63]; [102: 35]
Dutch pisdiefje   [“piss thief”] [159: 333]; [31: 45]
Dutch pisduiveltje   [“little piss devil”] [159: 333]; [31: 45]
French madaglorie
Spelling variations: magloire, madagloire, main-de-gloire, main degloire, maindeglorie, mandagloire, mandegloire, main de gore
  [“hand of glory”]
(see text)
[56: 66]; [28: 71]; [31: 43]; [30: 332]; [29: 346]
German armesünderblume   [“poor sinner’s flower”] [30: 330]; [80: 19]; [81: 23]
German folterknechtswurzel   [“torturer’s root”] [30: 331]; [114: 15]; [80: 19]; [81: 23]
German folterwurzel   [“torturer’s herb”] [27: 344]
German galgenwurz   [“gallows’ root”] [81: 23]
German galgenmännlein,
galgenmännchen
  [“little gallows man”] / [“gallows’ mannikin"] [83: 258]; [119: 137]; [193: passim]; [134: 53]; [114; 15]
German henkerswurz, henkerswurzel   [“executioner’s Root”] [114]; [27]; [81]
German pissdiebchen, pissedieb   [“piss thief”] [119: 137]; [75: 229]; [134, III: 53]; [28: 71]; [31: 42]; [30: 334]; [81: 32]
Icelandic thjófarót   [“thief’s root”] [194: 44]; [195: 60]
Italian mano di gloria   [“hand of glory”] [65] (Sicily)
F2
Russian [adamova golova] aдaмoвa глaвa [“Adam’s head”] [63: I: 1458]; [162: 1129]; [196: 335]; [197: 203]
Serbo-Croatian [Adamova glava] aдaмoвa глaвa [“Adam’s head”]; “glava” means head [70: 291]
Turkish âdemotu   [“Adam’s plant”] [73: 107]; [123: 21]