Crasis vs Coronis - What's the difference?

crasis | coronis |


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.

crasis

English

Noun

(crases) (wikipedia crasis)
  • (obsolete) One's constitution; the balance of humours in a person's body.
  • *, I.iii.1.2:
  • *: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:
  • 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
  • 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
  • When in a crasis , a lene consonant

    coronis

    English

    Noun

    (coronides)
  • 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 .
  • Usage notes

    * 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 .

    See also

    * colophon * vignette

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