Claves vs Clavis - What's the difference?
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.
(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.
One generally speaks of playing "the claves"; the singular form is seldom used.
* rhythm sticks
(archaeology) A Roman key.
* 1873', "Proceedings", April 9th, ''Journal of the British Archaeological Association'', ' 29 : 202
A device for restraint of the hands.
* 1904', Luther V. Bell, quoted in ''The Arena'', ' 32 : 540
- 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.
* 1784 , William Cowper, in''  Robert Southey (ed.), ''The Works of William Cowper, with a Life of the Author , volume V, page 54
- His hands were restrained by means of a clavis'' and ''bolt (of iron), appropriated to each wrist, and united by a padlock.
(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
- Homer, with a clavis , I have had possession of some years.
- 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.
* (Roman key) (l)
* (device for restraint) (l)
* (glossary) (l), (l), (l)
* (identification guide) (l), (l)