Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Ṭabās̲h̲īr
(107 words)

, a drug highly esteemed in the east, consisting of pebble-like accretions, which are formed in the nodes of Bambusa arundinaria Wild. The substance is obtained, according to Ḳazwīnī (ii. 82) or Ibn Muhalhil, by burning the reed and from ancient times it has always been a valuable article of commerce which the Greeks called τάβασιΣ.

Bibliography

E. O. von Lippmann, Geschichte des Zuckers, Leipzig 1890, p. 76—80

B. Laufer, Sino-Iranica, Chicago 1919, p. 350—352

E. Wiedemann, Beitr., xl., p. 187

Ibn al-Baiṭār, transl. Leclerc, N. E., xxv. 1, 399—401

Seligmann, Abu Mansur Mwwaff…

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Ruska, J., “Ṭabās̲h̲īr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5587>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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