Sakia to Salsabil

Sakia, the dispenser of rain, one of the four gods of the Adites .

Sakia, we invoked for rain;
We called on Razeka for food;
They did not hear our prayers—they could not hear
No cloud appeared in heaven,
No nightly dews came down.

Southey: Thalaba the Destroyer, i. 24 (1797).

Sakuntala, daughter of Viswamita and a water-nymph, abandoned by her parents, and brought up by a hermit. One day, king Dushyanta came to the hermitage, and persuaded Sakuntala to marry him. In due time a son was born, but Dushyanta left his bride at the hermitage. When the boy was six years old, his mother took him to the king, and Dushyanta recognized his wife by a ring which he had given her. Sakuntala was now publicly proclaimed queen, and the boy (whose name was Bhârata) became the founder of the glorious race of the Bhâratas.

(This story forms the plot of the famous drama Sakuntala by Kâlidasa, well known to us through the translation of sir W. Jones.)

Sakya-Muni, the founder of Buddhism. Sakya is the family name of Siddhartha, and muni means “a recluse.” Buddha (“perfection”) is a title given to Siddhartha.

Salacacabia or SALACACABY, a soup said to have been served at the table of Apicius.

Bruise in a mortar parsley seed, dried peneryal, dried mint , ginger, green coriander, stoned raisins, honey, vinegar, oil, and wine. Put them into a cacabulum, with three crusts of Pycentine bread, the flesh of a pullet, vestine cheese, pine-kernels, cucumbers, and dried onions minced small. Pour soup over the whole, garnish with snow, and serve up in the cacabulum.—

King: The Art of Cookery.

Salace or SALACIA, wife of Neptune, and mother of Triton.

Triton, who boasts his high Neptunian race,
Sprung from the god by Salace’s embrace.

Camoëns: Lusiad, vi. (1572).

Salad Days, days of green youth, while the blood is still cool.

[Those were] my salad days!
When I was green in judgment, cold in blood.

Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra, act i. sc. 5 (1608).

Saladin, the soldan of the East. Sir W. Scott introduces him in The Talisman, first as Sheerkohf emir of Kurdistan, and subsequently as Adonbeck el Hakim’ the physician.

Salamanca, the reputed home of witchcraft and devilry in De Lancre’s time (1610).

Salamanca (The Bachelor of), the title and hero of a novel by Lesage. The name of the bachelor is don Cherubim, who is placed in all sorts of situations suitable to the author’s vein of satire (1704).

Salamander (A). Prester John, in his letter to Manuel C omnenus emperor of Constantinople, describes the salamander as a worm, and says it makes cocoons like a silkworm. These cocoons, being unwound by the ladies of the palace, are spun into dresses for the imperial women. The dresses are washed in flames, and not in water. This, of course, is asbestos.

Salanio, a friend to Anthonio and Bassanio.—Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice (1598).

Salarino, a friend to Anthonio and Bassanio.—Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice (1598).

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