horn

Haroon

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Arabic-Egypt
Hi all

This extract draws an analogy between a human being and a compund bow, still " horn" is not clear to me, any clarification will be appreciated !!

"some idea of how essential war- of any variety- was to the Mamluk self-view and amour propre can be garnered from this short passage from an archery manual of the Mamluk Sultanate:
"a man is built of four foundations namely bone, flesh, blood and arteries, so is the compound bow in as much as wood to bone, horn to flesh, sinews to arteries and glue to blood"


Thanks in advance.
 
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