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Clavis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Clavis A key; a glossary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n clavis A key; specifically, a key to or an aid to the understanding of something difficult, as a cipher, or the study of a foreign or classic author in his own language.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clavis klă′vis a key, hence a clue or aid for solving problems, interpreting a cipher, &c.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., a key.

Usage

In literature:

Clavis ad corda Anglorum est lingua materna.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
The first to shoulder the Clavie, which is esteemed an honour, is usually a man who has been lately married.
"Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I." by Sir James George Frazer
The external form of the clavi harp resembles that of the harp, and all the cords, or strings, are visible.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
Metrical Clavis and an Historical, Geographical and Mythological Index.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844" by Various
Ordinum generumque anomalorum Clavis analytica.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Quid enim prodest clavis aurea, si aperire quod volumus non potest?
"The Preacher and His Models" by James Stalker
This was called the Synonyma Medicinae or Clavis Sanationis, the Key of Health.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
Clavis Medica Duplex, exterior et interior.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
The first translation of this kind, stated by Brady, in his Clavis, is that of Edward, king of the West Saxons.
"Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)" by A Sexton of the Old School
Clavis ad corda Anglorum est lingua materna.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
Numero +iv.+ tritis alii bulbis, & clavis, affunde succos, tum adde Caepas, in mortario marmoreo cum aceti scillit.
"Loimologia: Or, an Historical Account of the Plague in London in 1665" by Nathaniel Hodges
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In news:

CLAYTON — Mr Clavis Warren, 95, departed this life on September 20, 2012.
Clavis Pharma and Mount Sinai School of Medicine to develop drugs for cancer and haematological malignancies.
The name is derived from the Latin cum (with) and clavis (key), and implies the fact that the cardinals are locked together in a room until a new pontiff has been chosen.
Clavis Pharma and Mount Sinai School of Medicine to develop drugs for cancer and haematological malignancies.
The collaboration relates to the development and testing of new drugs, based on Clavis' Lipid Vector Technology for the treatment of cancer and haematological malignancies.
Back in 2000, when Lyra introduced the Helikon moving-coil cartridge, which replaced the then six-year-old Clavis DC, the company inexplicably retained the Clavis D.C.'s retail price of $2000.
Clavis Pharma ASA (CLAVIS), a Norwegian cancer-drug developer, fell the most in six years after data from trials of an experimental treatment for pancreatic cancer prompted it to suspend all development work on the drug.
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