Crasis vs Coronis - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between crasis and coronis
is that crasis
is (obsolete) one's constitution; the balance of humours in a person's body while coronis
is a device, curved stroke, or flourish formed with a pen, coming at the end of a book or chapter; a colophon.
(obsolete) One's constitution; the balance of humours in a person's body.
*:Some men have peculiar symptoms, according to their temperament and crasis , which they had from the stars and those celestial influences
* 1759 , Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman , Penguin 2003, p. 24:
A mixture or combination.
(linguistics) The contraction of a vowel or diphthong at the end of a word with a vowel or diphthong at the start of the following word.
* 1861 , William Edward Jelf, Accidence
- This is all that ever stagger'd my faith in regard to Yorick''’s extraction, who, by what I can remember of him, and by all the accounts I could ever get of him, seem'd not to have had one single drop of ''Danish blood in his whole crasis
- When in a crasis , a lene consonant
A device, curved stroke, or flourish formed with a pen, coming at the end of a book or chapter; a colophon.
(figuratively, obsolete, rare)
A thing’s conclusion; its end.
* 1592–1670 : , Scrinia reserata: a Memorial offer’d to the great Deservings of John Williams, D.D., Archbishop of York , volume 2, page 38
- The coronis of this matter is thus?;?some bad ones in this family were punish’d strictly, all rebuk’d, not all amended.
A spiritus lenis'' written atop a non–word-initial vowel retained from the second word which formed a contraction resulting from ''crasis ; see .
* Generally, the Ancient Greek spiritûs'' are only written atop initial letters ''rho'', initial vowels, and the second vowels of word-initial diphthongs. The coronis is one of only two exceptions to this rule; the other is the case of the double-''rho , which is written as .