from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of marine univalve shells; the harp shells; -- so called from the form of the shells, and their ornamental ribs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of mollusks, representative of the family Harpidæ, having a comparatively wide aperture and ventricose cross-ribbed whorls; the harp-shells. There are several species, of most tropical seas. Lamarck, Jour. Soc. Hist. Nat., 1799. See cut under harp-shell.
- n. See harpe.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Since he is emphatically mentioned as a “juglar de harpa”, the identification with the composer is not without problem; we can assume that a learned composer, who was capable of reading and writing, led the existence of a cleric.
Only four works are known by him beside Je me merveil and the Vileray La harpa de melodie, which was much admired by his contemporaries.
You want players of cornetts and sackbutts, not to mention a chittarone, a lyra da braccio, viole da gamba, and an harpa doppia all in Monteverdi's score?
The explanation I offered for how Zoogenetes harpa ended up with its present distribution probably also applies to Euconulus fulvus.
Another land snail with a roughly similar distribution pattern is Zoogenetes harpa, which was the subject of this post.
Whilst the ranges of some species, such as Zoogenetes harpa, naturally extend across several continents, others are restricted to smaller areas.
One land snail species whose distribution has been puzzling me is Zoogenetes harpa.
The past land connections between North America and Asia interest me, because some species of land snails, for example, Zoogenetes harpa, may have used such bridges to migrate between the 2 continents.
Interestingly, however, no specimens of Z. harpa were found during this study.
Hence we meet with the following futures -- harpa Lvt. 19: 13. harpomai Hos.
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