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Re: VMs: Gratheus filius philosophi
Further to the attached, human recollection is
sometimes curious. I got just about everything
wrong, in a way.
In spite of my suspicion, I did find my notes
again, but then this morning forgot to bring
them with me :-/
I took them from Saxl's Verzeichnis. He actually
describes the very same MS (Vind. 2372) so indeed
the list is clearly the same. It starts off with:
Ato, Beato, Creator, ...
which makes me suspect that the star names were
invented by the MS author.
> --- "Rafal T. Prinke" <rafalp@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > It includes a catalogue of 139 (or 136?) stars,
> > each accompanied by a rhyming text on its special
> > virtues. Volume I p. 136-137 lists their names,
> > which are rather monotonous - and
> > therefore VMS-like. Here are some I noted out:
> > Sitel, Potel, Matel, Fatol, Satol, Natol,
> > Arib, Erip, Orip, Vrip, Eric, Seric, Leric, Peric,
> > Alli, Salli, Talli
> Interesting names. I remember having seen a very
> similar list many years ago, also coming from an
> alchemical MS.
> If it is not something that ended up in the
> archives, I doubt that I can still find it back.
> I wonder if it is from 'De Alchymia', which is
> kept in Leiden. I did not see the MS, but read
> about it in a book or on the Web. Sorry my memory
> isn't better than this, because it would be
> interesting to see if the names are the same,
> where they might come from, or if there is any
> tradition of them.
> Cheers, Rene
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