SPHAGIA

SPHAGIA
insul. Peloponnesi in sinu Messeniaco inter Pylon urbem et Proten in insul. in Boream. Sapientia Sophiano. Non unica, sed triplex est.

Hofmann J. Lexicon universale. 1698.

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