Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

¶Of Ienia. chap. 56.

IEna is a precious stone that is founde in the eyen of a beast that is called Hi∣ena, & if this stone be put vnder a mans tongue, they say, that he shall tell many things that shall befall, as Isidore say∣eth.

(*The beast Hiena is a kind of wild greyhound, very great and strong, & sel∣dome ouercome and taken: and it may be when one may take him, whereas vi. men dare not assault him, that the stone which is in his eye, may haue a working vertue, such as is reported: But it is doubtfull. Read Gesner.)