calamus

(redirected from calami)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for calamus

any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus

the aromatic root of the sweet flag used medicinally

perennial marsh plant having swordlike leaves and aromatic roots

the hollow spine of a feather

References in periodicals archive ?
41) He is both a shepherd skilled in divinely inspired song and a magister who hands over the calami to his student Gallus.
Freud se refiere a los lapsus calami, comparandolos con los lapsus linguae aclarando que "El hecho de que a las equivocaciones en la lectura y en la escritura puedan aplicarse las mismas consideraciones y observaciones que a los lapsus orales no resulta nada sorprendente conociendo el intimo parentesco que existe entre todas estas funciones (3)".
Voss (1988), for instance, suggested that the large spermatophores and ligulae and calami of deep-sea taxa are causally linked.
Leone, 1535 (from Dialogue 2), thus: "i calami de le canne del flume, ne quail fu convertita siringa, ne qual' calami lo spirto genera suave suono, et harmonia, perche ii spirito intellettuale, che muove i cieli, causa la sua consonante correspondentia musicale, de qual calami; Pan fece la fistula, con sette di loro, che vuol' significare la congregatione de gl'Orbi de sette pianeti, et le sue mirabili concordantie harmoniali, er per questo dicono che Pan porta La vergha, et la fistula con la quale sempre suona, perche la narura di continuo si serve de 1'ordinata mutatione de sette Pianeti, per le mutationi continue del Mondo inferiore" (fol 39r).
The volume is good value for money: well produced, with illustrations sensibly printed on the page, and few noticeable lapsus calami.
In the process we come across some of the most famous compositions to be described by contemporary theorists, such as Rore's Calami sonum ferentes.
a certain Ser Elia (735); and, invited to serve as chapel master, though he declined, the Flemish musician Gienero di Mauritio Luti, which may have been a lapsus calami, in the source, for Lupi (again Wolf; 737).