alhileg (or: alchileg)

هيلاجhīlāǧ

n. hylāǧreleaser, hyleg (starting point for calculating the length of life in Ptolemaic astrology) (astrol.)
  1. Albu. Coni. tr. II, li. 510, see also version c, fn. 88: Sed scientia quantitatis vite eorum ex parte divisionis secunde ... consideratur ex ascendente et ex medio celi et extrahitur ei alchileg [ var. alhileg ]

    Ar.: فأمّا معرفة كمّية أعمارهم من جهة القسم الثاني ... فإنّه ينظر لذلك من الطالع ومن وسط السماء ويستخرج له الهيلاج

  1. 1 Albu. Coni.

The Arabic term is not documented in Lisān, Freytag, Lane, Dozy and Wehr.

< Arabic al-hīlāǧ < Middle Persian hīlāg, a calque from the Greek ἀφέτης. Kunitzsch 1977, 49–50. The Latin terms are not documented in MLW, DMLBS and LLNMA.

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