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ferula


ferula


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sagapenum  \Sag`a*pe"num\,  n.  [L.  sagapenon  sacopenium  Gr  ?: 
  cf  F.  sagapin,  gomme  sagapin,  sagap['e]num,  Ar  sikb[=i]naj, 
  Per.  sakb[=i]nah,  sikb[=i]nah.]  (Med.) 
  A  fetid  gum  resin  obtained  from  a  species  of  {Ferula}.  It  has 
  been  used  in  hysteria,  etc.,  but  is  now  seldom  met  with  --U. 
  S.  Disp. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ferula  \Fer"u*la\,  n.  [L.  ferula  giant  fennel  (its  stalks  were 
  used  in  punishing  schoolboys),  rod,  whip,  fr  ferire  to 
  strike;  akin  to  OHG.  berjan  Icel.  berja.  Cf  {Ferule}.] 
  1.  A  ferule.  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  2.  The  imperial  scepter  in  the  Byzantine  or  Eastern  Empire.