A, AVEC OU SANS CIRE ?

Anne-Marie Doyen-Higuet

Abstract


, WITH OR WITHOUT WAX?

The Greek noun (or sometimes ) and corresponding verb appear as far as we know in a very few medical texts, mainly veterinary (horses and falcons), but also human, in unedited recipes of the Parisinus Gr. 2510. Most dictionaries define the term as a plaster made with treated wax ( ), but a careful study of the texts shows that often wax does not even enter into the composition of a . This confirms Manfred Bambecks translation (1959) Klebepflaster, more in accordance with the true etymology (as shown by Pascal Luccioni, 2003) from Latin tractum/tracta.

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