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Table 7 G: G1. Relation to historical and mythological characters: King Solomon, Circe, and Prometheus; G2. Elephant

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

Language Name Ethnic transcription Meaning Selected references
G1
Arabic [šajarat Suleimān] شجرة سلیمان [“(King) Solomon’s tree”] [99]
Armenian [Sołomon-
imastunicaṙ]
[“Solomon’s tree”] literally [198: 97] (15th c.); [100: 106]; [101: 152]
English Herb of Circe    [199: 224]; [29, II: 336]; [109: 70]
English Herb of Prometheus    [200: 496]; [201: 121]
French circée   [“Circe”] [29: 336]
German prometheuskraut   [“Prometheus herb] [31: 42]
German zauberpflanze der circe   [“Circe’s magic plant] [28: 71]; [31: 42]
Greek kirkéa
Speliing variants: kirkéon,
dirkéa
Κιρκαῖον / Κιρκαῖα / Διρκαῖα [“Circe”] [45: IV,75]
G2
English Elephant ear   See text [202: 249]