Stroke vs Coronis - What's the difference?

stroke | coronis |

As nouns the difference between stroke and coronis

is that stroke is an act of while coronis is a device, curved stroke, or flourish formed with a pen, coming at the end of a book or chapter; a colophon.

As a verb stroke

is to move one's hand or an object (such as a broom) along (a surface) in one direction.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)


(wikipedia stroke) (en noun)
  • An act of (gloss, moving one's hand over a surface).
  • A blow or hit.
  • * Bible, Deuteronomy xix. 5
  • His hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • He entered and won the whole kingdom of Naples without striking a stroke .
  • A single movement with a tool.
  • # (golf) A single act of striking at the ball with a club.
  • # (tennis) The hitting of a ball with a racket, or the movement of the racket and arm that produces that impact.
  • # (rowing) The movement of an oar or paddle through water, either the pull which actually propels the vessel or a single entire cycle of movement including the pull.
  • # (cricket) The action of hitting the ball with the bat; a shot.
  • # A thrust of a piston.
  • One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished.
  • the stroke of a bird's wing in flying, or of an oar in rowing
    the stroke of a skater, swimmer, etc.
  • A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort.
  • a stroke''' of genius; a '''stroke''' of business; a master '''stroke of policy
  • A line drawn with a pen or other writing implement.
  • # (hence, British) The symbol .
  • # (linguistics) A line of a Chinese, Japanese or Korean character.
  • The time when a clock strikes.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 9, author=John Percy, work=the Telegraph
  • , title= Birmingham City 2 Blackpool 2 (2-3 on agg): match report , passage=Already guarding a 1-0 lead from the first leg, Blackpool inched further ahead when Stephen Dobbie scored from an acute angle on the stroke of half-time. The game appeared to be completely beyond Birmingham’s reach three minutes into the second period when Matt Phillips reacted quickly to bundle the ball past Colin Doyle and off a post.}}
  • (swimming) A style, a single movement within a style.
  • * , chapter=7
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Old Applegate, in the stern, just set and looked at me, and Lord James, amidship, waved both arms and kept hollering for help. I took a couple of everlasting big strokes and managed to grab hold of the skiff's rail, close to the stern.}}
  • (medicine) The loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted.
  • (obsolete) A sudden attack of any disease, especially when fatal; any sudden, severe affliction or calamity.
  • a stroke''' of apoplexy; the '''stroke of death
  • * Harte
  • At this one stroke the man looked dead in law.
  • (rowing) The rower who is nearest the stern of the boat.
  • (rowing) The oar nearest the stern of a boat, by which the other oars are guided.
  • (professional wrestling) Backstage influence.
  • (squash) A point awarded to a player in case of interference or obstruction by the opponent.
  • (sciences) An individual discharge of lightning.
  • A flash of lightning may be made up of several strokes . If they are separated by enough time for the eye to distinguish them, the lightning will appear to flicker.
  • (obsolete) The result or effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness.
  • * Bible, Isa. xxx. 26
  • in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound
  • An addition or amendment to a written composition; a touch.
  • to give some finishing strokes to an essay
  • A throb or beat, as of the heart.
  • (Tennyson)
  • (obsolete) Power; influence.
  • * Robynson (More's Utopia)
  • where money beareth all the stroke
  • * Dryden
  • He has a great stroke with the reader.
  • (obsolete) appetite
  • (Jonathan Swift)
    * caress * (blow) blow, hit, beat ** (act of striking with a weapon) blow * (single movement with a tool) ** (in golf) ** (in tennis) ** (in rowing) ** (in cricket) shot ** (thrust of a piston) push, thrust * (made with a pen) stroke of the pen ** (made with a brush) brushstroke ** (symbol) forward slash (in computing), shilling sign (qualifier), slant, slash (especially in computing), solidus, virgule * (time when a clock strikes) hour * (particular style of swimming) * (in medical sense) cerebrovascular accident, CVA * (in wrestling)
    Derived terms
    * at a stroke * at one stroke * backstroke * breaststroke * broad strokes * brushstroke * butterfly stroke * different strokes for different folks * down to the short strokes * four-stroke engine * government stroke * keystroke * masterstroke * multistroke * short strokes * stroke of genius * stroke of luck * stroke of work * stroke order * two-stroke engine * umstroke

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) stroken, straken, from (etyl) .


  • To move one's hand or an object (such as a broom) along (a surface) in one direction.
  • * Dryden
  • He dried the falling drops, and, yet more kind, / He stroked her cheeks.
  • (cricket) To hit the ball with the bat in a flowing motion.
  • (masonry) To give a finely fluted surface to.
  • To row the stroke oar of.
  • to stroke a boat

    See also

    * (pedialite)


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  • 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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