Clavie vs Clavis - What's the difference?

clavie | clavis |


As nouns the difference between clavie and clavis

is that clavie is a cask split in two and ceremonially burned as part of an ancient scottish custom still observed at burghead, a fishing village on the moray firth while clavis is (archaeology) a roman key.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

clavie

English

(Burning the clavie)

Noun

  • A cask split in two and ceremonially burned as part of an ancient Scottish custom still observed at Burghead, a fishing village on the Moray Firth.
  • 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)