Claves vs Clavis - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between claves and clavis

is that claves is (musical instruments) claves are a percussion instrument, consisting of two sticks or blocks, in which one is struck against the other in order to produce a sound while clavis is (archaeology) a roman key.

claves

English

(wikipedia claves)

Noun

(en-plural noun)
  • (musical instruments) Claves are a percussion instrument, consisting of two sticks or blocks, in which one is struck against the other in order to produce a sound.
  • Usage notes

    One generally speaks of playing "the claves"; the singular form is seldom used.

    See also

    * rhythm sticks

    Anagrams

    * English plurals ----

    clavis

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (archaeology) A Roman key.
  • * 1873', "Proceedings", April 9th, ''Journal of the British Archaeological Association'', ' 29 : 202
  • Iron clavis , the solid web-shaped at the edges to fit the wards in the lock, and having a pointed broach and a kite-formed looped haft.
  • A device for restraint of the hands.
  • * 1904', Luther V. Bell, quoted in ''The Arena'', ' 32 : 540
  • His hands were restrained by means of a clavis'' and ''bolt (of iron), appropriated to each wrist, and united by a padlock.
  • A glossary.
  • * 1784 , William Cowper, in'' [1836] Robert Southey (ed.), ''The Works of William Cowper, with a Life of the Author , volume V, page 54
  • Homer, with a clavis , I have had possession of some years.
  • (biology) A key; an identification guide; a series of logically organized groups of discriminating information which aims to allow the user to correctly identify a taxon.
  • * 1921', ''Journal of Botany'' ' 59 : 180
  • There are many disadvantages in using a clavis intended for another country, which necessarily includes plants that are absent from our islands while it omits some that are present and neglects the peculiarities of our island flora.

    Synonyms

    * (Roman key) (l) * (device for restraint) (l) * (glossary) (l), (l), (l) * (identification guide) (l), (l)