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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

paragraph 241

Howbeit the merchants pass through the land of the Persians and through Carmane to the city Hermes (Hormuz) which the philosopher Hermes (Trismegistus) built, and over an arm of the sea there to the city Saboth (Cambay) wherein they find every kind of merchandise. And the birds called popinjays are there just as the larks are with us, and they speak the languages of that country like any human being, and they have five toes on each foot, and long broad tongues; but some of them have only got three toes on each foot and narrow tongues; and these speak little, and this is the name they have, pistác.